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Recorder Offices in Union County

Union County Clerk
1001 Fourth St., Suite D, La Grande, Oregon 97850
8:30 to 4:30 M-F
Phone: (541) 963-1006
Union County Clerk   1001 Fourth St., Suite D,  La Grande, Oregon, 97850

 
 
 
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Union County Oregon Register of Deeds
Union County Recorder Information
The recorder in Union County is responsible for recording and maintaining records related to real property situated in the County.
 
Recording Fees
The fee to record a standard deed is $50 for the first page and $5 for each additional page.

Each additional instrument describing two or more transactions with the same parties involved in the same properties will be an additional $5.

If an instrument does not comply with the requirements, it will be charged a non-standard fee of $20, which is in addition to all other fees.

Certification of a document is $3.75.

Please include a self-addressed stamped envelope for returning the document.

If a check is submitted, it can be made payable to the Union County Clerk.

For questions regarding recording or recording fees, contact the Union County Clerk at 541-963-1006.
 
Document Formatting Requirements
The county recorder in Union County, Oregon is the official record keeper for the county. All public records and all property transactions are either filed or recorded in this office. Documents must meet recording standards as set forth in the Oregon Revised Statutes in order to be recorded with the county clerk.

Unrecorded instruments affecting title are void as to subsequent purchasers.

REQUIREMENTS FOR DOCUMENTS

• The first page of the document shall contain the name of the transaction(s); the names of the grantor(s) and grantee(s); the name and address to which the document should be returned after recording; for documents of conveyance of any real estate, the true and actual consideration paid for the transfer; for instruments conveying or contracting to convey fee title to any real estate, the tax statement information; for County Clerk Lien Record instruments, they shall be on official letterhead and include the seals of officers and agencies; for instruments assigning a mortgage or trust deed, the names and addresses of the assignee mortgagee or assignee trust deed beneficiary.

• All instruments of conveyance of any real estate shall state on the face of the instrument the true and actual consideration paid for the transfer, stated in terms of dollars. However, if the actual consideration consists of or includes other property or other value given or promised, neither the monetary value nor a description of the other property or value need be stated so long as it is noted on the face of the instrument that other property or value was either part or the whole consideration. A particular form is not required for the statement of consideration.

• The statement of consideration shall be made by the grantor or grantee.

• All instruments prepared for the purpose of conveying or contracting to convey fee title to any real estate shall contain on the face of such instrument a statement in substantially the following form: ‘Until a change is requested, all tax statements shall be sent to the following address: NAME and ADDRESS.’

• Certified copies or originals are accepted for recording.

• Documents submitted for recording must be typed, written, or printed in a font size that is 8 point or larger, on paper that is no larger than 8.5x14 inches and no smaller than 8.5x11 inches.

• A 3x3 inch recording label will be placed at the bottom of the last page of the document. If there is not enough room, an additional page will be added.

• If documents do not contain the required information on the first page, a cover sheet will be prepared for the document, to which additional fees will be applied. The cover sheet does not need 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.

• All instruments conveying fee title to property shall be acknowledged. Documents should contain original signatures of the persons executing the instrument and the original signature of the officer before whom the acknowledgement was made.

• 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.
 
 
E-Recording
We may be able to e-record your deed documents in Union County, Click Here for more information.
 
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