Real Estate (Abstract and Torrens)
Document Standards Law is unchanged.
The Standards were effective August 1, 1997 for documents
executed after July 31, 1997.
This office has Document Standards Booklets.
If you need one, please contact this office.
County Recorder Fees.
The fees to be charged by the County Recorder shall be and not
exceed the following:
(2) For documents containing multiple assignments, partial releases or
satisfactions a fee of $46; if the document cites more than four
recorded instruments, an additional fee of $10 for each additional
instrument cited over the first four citation.
(10) for a noncertified copy of any document submitted for recording, if
the original document is accompanied by a copy or duplicate original,
$2. Upon receipt of the copy or
duplicate original and payment of the fee, a county recorder shall
return it marked “copy” or “duplicate,” showing the recorded date and ,
if available, the document number assigned to the original.
Torrens Title is an adjudicated title to real estate (all matters
pertaining to the title are under the supervision of the District
A Decree of Registration from the District Court sets forth the fee
owner of Torrens Property and if there are any encumbrances against the
Torrens property has a
Certificate of Title that is kept on file in the Recorder’s
Under the Torrens system, the county recorder is referred to as the
Registrar of Titles.
The Registrar is an arm of the District Court.
In the Torrens department, instruments are examined for accuracy in
accordance with statutory requirements before they are accepted
for filing. If an
individual, corp., etc. does not have a recorded interest in the Torrens
property, they cannot grant that interest.
Certificates of Title are issued to
guarantee ownership of real