Recorder Offices in Multnomah County

Multnomah County Recorder
501 SE Hawthorne Blvd., Room 158, Portland, Oregon 97208
9:00am-4:30pm M-F
Phone: (503)988-3034
Multnomah County Recorder 501 SE Hawthorne Blvd., Room 158, Portland, Oregon, 97208

Multnomah County Recorder of Deeds
Multnomah County Recorder Information
The recorder in Multnomah County is responsible for recording and maintaining records related to real property situated in the County.
Recording Fees
The fee to record a deed is $41 for the first page and $5 for each additional page. If there is writing on the backside of a page, this will be charged as a page when fees are assessed.

Documents that do not meet the requirements will be charged an additional $20.

Each additional transaction or title within a document is $5.

If requesting a copy by mail, the fee is $4 for the first page and 25 cents for each additional page of the document. Copies made in the office that are not related to same-day recording are 25 cents a page. Copies made in the office that are related to same-day recording are $4 for the first page and 25 cents for each additional page. Certified copies are $7.75 for the first page and 25 cents for each additional page.

Contact the Multnomah County Clerk at (503) 988-3326 if you have questions about recording fees.
Document Formatting Requirements
The office of the county clerk in Multnomah County, Oregon records legal documents pertaining to real property located within Multnomah County. The office of the county clerk cannot give legal advice, give advice on which form to fill out, or provide blank instruments. Documents are returned within 10 days of recording.


• Documents should have a blank space of 4x1.5 inches on the first page. This is reserved for the recording label.

• Documents should be printed or typed in dark ink, 8-point font on paper that does not exceed 8.5x14 inches and is not smaller than 8.5x11 inches.

• On the first page of the document, include the name of the transaction, the names and addresses of the person(s) described in the document, the return address information so that the document can be returned after recording, the mailing address for future tax statements, the true and actual consideration, and any information as required by the clerk's lien records.

• If a document does not contain the required information, a cover sheet may be attached. This has to be prepared by the submitter of the document, but does not have to be separately signed or acknowledged.

• Documents pertaining to real property must contain a legal description of the property. The property can be described by giving the subdivision according to the United States survey when coincident with the boundaries thereof, or by lots, blocks and addition names, or by partition plat recording and parcel numbers, or by giving the boundaries thereof by metes and bounds, or by reference to the book and page, document number and fee number of any public record of the county where the description may be found. However, description by tax lot number shall not be adequate for the legal property description. Initial letters, abbreviations, figures, fractions and exponents, to designate the township, range, section or part of a section, or the number of any lot or block or part thereof, or any distance, course, bearing or direction, may be employed in any such description of real property.

• A statement given in full in ORS 93.040 needs to be included in the body of an instrument transferring or contracting to transfer fee title to real property, except for owner’s sale agreements or earnest money receipts.

Warranty deeds may be in the following form:
_____, Grantor, conveys and warrants to_____, Grantee, the following described real property free of encumbrances except as specifically set forth herein: (Describe the property conveyed.)

(If there are to be exceptions to the covenants described in ORS 93.850 (2)(c), here insert such exceptions.)
(Following statement of exceptions, here insert statement required under ORS 93.040 (1).)
The true consideration for this conveyance is $_____. (Here comply with the requirements of ORS 93.030.)
Dated this _____ day of_____, 2___.
We may be able to e-record your deed documents in Multnomah County, Click Here for more information.
Multnomah County Real Estate Deed Forms

Quit Claim Deed Form
Warranty Deed Form
Special Warranty Deed Form
Bargain and Sale Deed Form
Easement Deed Form
Transfer on Death Deed Form
Transfer on Death Revocation Form
Transfer on Death Affidavit of Survivorship Form
Affidavit of Surviving Joint Tenant Form
Correction Deed Form
Supplemental Documents

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