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Clackamas County Clerk
1710 Red Soils Ct, Suite 100, Oregon City, Oregon 97045
Monday through Thursday, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Friday hours (8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.) recording until 1/2 hour before closing
Phone: (503) 655-8551

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Clackamas County Oregon Register of Deeds

Clackamas County Recorder Information

The County Clerk is responsible for recording and maintaining real property records.

Recording Fees

The fee to record the first page of a document is $53, plus $5 for each additional page.

For each additional release, assignment, or satisfaction embodied in one document, a $5 fee will apply.

A $20 nonstandard fee will apply to documents that do not meet requirements.

Please send a self-addressed, stamped envelope for the return of your document.
Document Formatting Requirements
• Documents submitted for recording must be on white paper that is at least 8.5x11 inches, but not larger than 8.5x14 inches.

• Printing or writing must be in at least 8 point font size. No text within the instrument should be highlighted.

• A 4x2 blank space should be provided in the upper right corner on the first page. If this requirement is not met, a $5 fee for a certificate page will apply.

• Originals or certified copies of originals are accepted for recording; however, the document must contain original signatures.

• An instrument title must be given on the first page. If additional transactions are found within the instrument but are not included as part of the title, a nonstandard fee will apply.

• If an instrument is illegible, a true copy may be attached to the original per ORS 205.135. The attached legible true copy should state that “This is a true copy of ___________ as per ORS 205.135 and is attached for legibility purposes.”

• The first page of the document should list the following information in this order: A return name and address, name(s) of the transaction, direct party (grantor), indirect party (grantee), true and actual consideration paid, tax statement address, and information required for the county clerk lien record, if applicable. If this information is not supplied on the first page, a cover page may be required.

• The address to where future tax statements should be sent needs to be provided in the following format: “Until a change is requested, all tax statements should be sent to the following address….”

• An acceptable legal description should be given in metes and bounds; subdivision name, lot, and block; or the book and page or instrument number of a recorded deed where the legal description is located. The assessor’s map and tax lot number or account number is not acceptable as a legal description.

• 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 should be made by the grantor or grantee.

• 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___.
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Supplemental Documents

Notary Certificates