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The Recorder's Office in Carbon County, Utah records legal documents pertaining to real property transactions in the county such as encumbrances and other legal transfers of real property interests. The office maintains cross referenced indexes to all documents recorded.
To record the first page of a document, the fee is $10. Each additional page is $2. If the back of a page has writing or typing on it, there will be an additional $2.
Each additional description or unit after the first is $1.
Each right-of-way described is $1.
Each additional name over two of the first or second party is $1.
A certificate under seal is $5.
For faxed documents, the fee is $2.
Less descriptions, rights of ways, and easements when described are considered an extra description and as such are an additional $1 charge.
Non-conforming documents will be an additional $2 per page.
A Real Estate Settlement and Procedure Act document will be $14 for a deed of conveyance, regardless of the page count. A RESPA deed of trust will be $40, regardless of the page count.
Documents will no longer be held due to lack of funds. They will be returned for the correct amount.
* Present original documents for recording. On the first page, provide a brief statement that indicates the nature of the document.
* Use white 8.5 x 11 inch white paper of sufficient weight to make a legible copy.
* On the first page, provide a blank space of 2.5 inches down and 4.5 inches across in the upper right corner. All other margins on the first page should be 1-inch.
* Printing should be single sided only and in black ink with a minimum font size of 10 point.
* The names of all signors required to be indexed must have their names printed or typed beneath signatures. The grantor must sign the document.
* A notary acknowledgment is required for all documents transferring real property.
* A document is entitled to be recorded with the County Recorder in the county where the property is located only if the document contains a legal description of the real property.
* A recorder may require a parcel ID (tax serial number) for the real property to be present on the document.
* The grantee must be named in the document. A mailing address to be used for assessment and taxation must be noted on the deed. The address of the management company may be used as the grantee's address if the interest conveyed is a timeshare interest.
* Documents must be sufficiently legible.
* If a person submits a document for recording that is subject to and complies with the Real Estate Settlement and Procedure Act, 12 U.S.C. Sec. 2601 et seq. for a residential property described in Subsection (4)(a), the person shall notify the county recorder by including the word "RESPA" in at least 16 point font on the front page of each document. The County Recorder may use the RESPA fees but is not required to refund a fee or change a fee amount shown on a recorded RESPA document.
WATER RIGHTS ADDENDA
If submitting a deed that conveys a fee simple title to land or if conveying water rights without conveying title to land, a water rights addendum must be included with the deed when it is presented for recording.
A water rights addendum identifies and describes the water rights that are transferred under an applicable deed or states that no water rights are transferred under the applicable deed.
The grantor is required to complete and sign the water rights addendum. The grantee should sign the addendum to acknowledge receipt. The grantee's signature can be a facsimile or done by electronic means.
A recorded document imparts notice of its contents regardless of any defect, irregularity, or omission in its execution, attestation, or acknowledgment. A certified copy of a recorded document is admissible as evidence to the same extent the original document would be admissible as evidence.