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County Records Department
216 SE 4th St, Rm 106, Pendleton, Oregon 97801
9:00am to 4:45pm M-F
Phone: (541) 278-6236

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Umatilla County Oregon Register of Deeds

Umatilla County Recorder Information

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

Recording Fees

To record the first page of a deed or mortgage, the fee is $54. Each additional page is $5.

Multiple transactions are $5 per additional transaction.

Non-standard documents are an additional $20.
Documents submitted with insufficient fees will be returned unrecorded.

If you have questions about recording or recording fees, contact the Umatilla County Recorder directly.
Document Formatting Requirements
• Documents should be typed or written in black ink on white paper with a minimum font size of 8 point. Paper should not be larger than 8.5x14 inches or smaller than 8.5x11 inches.

• In the upper right corner of the first page, a blank space of 3x2 inches should be provided. This is to be reserved for the county recorder.

• Submitters need to provide a legal description of the real property on the first page. A legal description is not simply a street address or tax lot number. Acceptable legal descriptions should include a subdivision name with lot and block; a metes and bounds description; partition plat recording and parcel number; or a reference to the book and page or instrument of any previously recorded Umatilla County record where the legal description may be found.


• Return address. This statement should be prefaced by “After recording return to:”

• Title(s) of the transaction(s).

• Name and address of grantor/mortgagor.

• Name and address of grantee/mortgagee.

• The true and actual consideration amount, given in US dollars.

• Tax statement address, given in the following form: “Send tax statements to:”

• Satisfaction of lien, order, or warrant number (if applicable).

• The amount of monetary obligation imposed by the lien, order, or warrant.

• Previously recorded document reference, if applicable.

• If an instrument is being re-recorded, use the following statement: “Re-recorded at the request of __________________ to correct ___________________________________
previously recorded in book _________ and page ________, or as fee number _______.” This should appear on the bottom of the cover page or first page.

If using a cover page, the following statement should be given in the top left corner: This cover sheet was prepared by the person presenting the instrument for recording. The information on this sheet is a reflection of the attached instrument and was added for the purpose of meeting first page recording requirements in the State of Oregon, and does NOT affect the instrument. ORS 205.234.

• 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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