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The County Recorder maintains all land records for Morgan County. To record a deed, easement, or any other document involving real property with the County Recorder, the property must be located in Morgan County.
Each Document - $40 and if an instrument contains
more than 10 descriptions, $2 for each additional description;
Federal Tax Lien or Release $40.00
Mining Location $40.00
Affidavits of Labor $40.00
Each claim over 10 ($2 per claim)
Recording Subdivision Plats, $50 per page, plus $2 per lot or unit.
Copy of Recorded Document - per page $1.50
Computer Printout - per page $1.00
Certification of Document ( addition to copy charge) $5.00
Copy of ownership plat (18x18) $3.00
Copy of official subdivision plat (24x36) $8.00
Certification of ownership of official subdivision plat (addition to plat charge) $5.00
Faxes ( in addition to charges which are being transmitted*)$2.00
*NOTE (THEY DO NOT FAX WITHOUT ADVANCED PAYMENT)
County recording fees are subject to change without notice. For the most current fees and further information, contact the local recording office directly.
* Use white 8.5 x 11 inch paper and single-sided printing only. Pages with double sided printing will be charged extra. Print or type the document in black ink with a font size of at least 10 point.
* Submit an original with original signatures and notaries to be eligible for recording. Documents must be clearly legible in order to be recorded.
* The names of all signors whose names are required to be indexed should be printed or typed. Corresponding names should be written underneath signatures.
* The grantor must sign the deed and have his/her signature notarized. Documents affecting real property must be acknowledged (notarized).
* Include a blank space of 2.5 inches down and 4.5 inches across in the top right corner. All other margins on the first page and on subsequent pages should be at least 1 inch.
* Provide the complete mailing address of the grantee on a document affecting real property. If the document is to be returned to a different address, a separate address must be provided.
* A legal description of the real property being conveyed must be in the document.
* A recorder may require a Parcel ID (tax serial number) on the document presented for recording. This is not sufficient as a legal description.
* At the top of the first page, provide a brief caption stating the nature of the instrument.
* 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.
Non-recordable documents are those that have been altered by the use of any type of white-out, documents with only a parcel number and/or serial number for the legal description, negotiable instruments (stocks, bonds, money), vital records such as birth certificates, and other documents such as passports, citizenship papers, copyrights, trademarks, etc.
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.
Recording Statute: 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.