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Warranty deeds, legal documents, quit claim deeds, and other instruments pertaining to real property located in Sanpete County, Utah can be recorded with the County Recorder.
To record the first page of a document, the fee is $10. Each additional page is $2.
Each additional name to be indexed is $1.
Each additional legal description or unit, each additional book and page, or each additional water right is $1.
Non-conforming documents are 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.
* A document submitted for recording must be in English or a certified translation.
* Documents should be submitted on white paper, size 8.5 x 11 inches.
* A blank space measuring 2.5 inches down and 4.5 across should be in the upper right corner of the first page. On the top of each subsequent page, a 1 inch margin should be given.
* Printing should be single-sided only and in black ink, with a font size of at least 10 point.
* The grantor must sign the document and have his/her signature notarized. Each grantor must sign. Corresponding names should be printed or typed beneath all signatures in the document. Signatures must be original.
* The first page should contain a brief title or heading.
* The document should contain a legal description of the real property being conveyed.
* The applicable tax serial number of each parcel described must be noted on the face of the instrument. The tax serial number is not considered part of the legal description and may be placed in the margin of the instrument.
* The names of the parties to the conveyance should be listed on the first page.
* 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.
Utah has a race-notice recording act, which means that a later buyer, who pays fair value, does not have notice of any other earlier conflicting interests, and records first, wins, and will have priority over any later recordings.