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Recorder information for Delaware. Real property records are maintained by the recorder in the County where the property is located.

Real estate deeds that transfer property in Delaware can be recorded to provide constructive notice of the transfer. In most cases deed documents are recorded in the County where the property is located.

Delaware is a race to record state. Under a Race Statute state the first person to record their deed takes precedence over any unrecorded deed. Delaware is a Race to Record state.

153. Priority of deed concerning lands or tenements.
A deed concerning lands or tenements shall have priority from the time that it is recorded in the proper office without respect to the time that it was signed, sealed and delivered.

If two people receive a real estate deed to the same property at the same time in Delaware the first person to record their deed is the legal recipient of the grantor's rights to the real estate.

A title search is always recommended for real estate transactions in Delaware and transactions should always be executed at the time of recordation to ensure that the grantee's deed is recorded before all others.