Document Recording Standards

Recording Standard requirements are as follows:

Paper Size

8 1/2 x 11 or 8 1/2 x 14


Blank margin of 3 inches at the top of the first page, blank margins of 1/4 inch of remaining sides of first page and on all sides of subsequent pages.

Font Size

Typed or printed in black on white paper in a legible font. A font size no smaller than 10 pts shall be considered legible. Blanks in an instrument may be completed in pen and corrections to an instrument may be made in pen.


One sided only.

Instrument Type

State type of instrument at the top of first page.


If the above requirements are not met, the Register of Deeds shall record the document after collecting the non-standard document fee of $25 along with the recording fee. If the instrument is non-standard due to the font size being smaller than 10 pts, the Register of Deeds has the discretion of considering it legible and not charging the non-standard fee.