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The County Clerk is responsible for recording and maintaining records related to real property located in Benewah County.
For recording each of the following types of instruments, provided such instrument is thirty (30) pages or less:
Deeds, grants and conveyances of real property $15.00
Trust deeds or mortgages of real property, including fixture filings (UCC mortgages),
security agreements and assignments of leases and rents if contained within the same
instrument for recording $45.00 for first 30 pages, then $3.00 for each additional page
Reconveyances of trust deeds, including a substitution of trustee if contained within
the same instrument for recording, and releases of mortgages $15.00
Powers of Attorney $25.00
Surveys - Recording Fees: $5.00 per survey
Copies of Recorded Surveys: $4.00 per survey page
All OTHER DOCUMENTS $10.00 first page, $3.00 each additional page (Letter & Legal sizes)
COPIES OF RECORDED DOCUMENTS
Per page $1.00
Certification of copy per document $1.00
Conformed document per page (originals only) $0.50
* A conveyance of an estate in real property can be made by a written instrument, subscribed by the party granting the estate. Use white paper that is 8.5 x 11 inches or 8.5 x 14 inches and a legible font size.
* Before an instrument can be recorded, it must be acknowledged in a manner prescribed by Idaho Statutory laws.
* The acknowledgment of an instrument must not be taken unless the officer taking it knows, or has satisfactory evidence from a credible source, that the person making such acknowledgment is the individual who is described in and who is executing the instrument.
* The proof of execution of an instrument, when not acknowledged, can be made either by the parties executing it, or either of them; or by subscribing witnesses.
* The grantee's name and complete mailing address must be given on an instrument when it is presented for recording.
Every conveyance that is acknowledged or proved, certified, and recorded by law from the time it is filed for record, is constructive notice of the contents thereof to subsequent purchasers and mortgagees.
Every conveyance of real property that is acknowledged or proved, and certified, and recorded as prescribed by law, and which is executed by a person who thereafter acquires an interest in said real property by a conveyance which is constructive notice as aforesaid, is, from the time such latter conveyance is filed with the recorder for record, constructive notice of the contents thereof to subsequent purchasers and mortgagees.
An unrecorded conveyance is void as against any subsequent purchaser or mortgagee of the same property, or any part thereof, in good faith and for a valuable consideration, whose conveyance is first duly recorded. If left unrecorded, an instrument is valid as between the parties to it and those who have notice thereof.