The County Clerk's Office records documents that affect title or interest to real property located in Lane County. When a document is received for recording it is checked for compliance with Oregon statutes. If a document cannot be recorded, it is returned to the submitter with an explanation of what needs to be corrected. As a document is recorded, an index is created and the image scanned and microfilmed for document retrieval.
This office is prohibited from:
First Page Requirements
The first page of each document submitted for recording must contain the following information (ORS 205.234):
Document Title(s). The type of transaction, clearly labeled. A document may contain multiple titles. Each title must be clearly distinguishable to enable the recording clerk to index the document in the appropriate record (ORS 205.236).
Names of the Parties. The names of all parties to the document (ORS 205.234(1)(b).
Return To. The name and address of the person to whom the document will be returned (ORS 205.180).
Consideration. The true and actual consideration paid. Required on documents conveying or contracting to convey fee title (ORS 93.030).
Tax Statements. The name and address where tax statements will be sent. Required on documents conveying or contracting to convey fee title (ORS 93.260).
Font size. All text (typed, written, or printed) must be 8 point or larger (ORS 205.232). This requirement applies to all pages of the document.
If the above information is not on the first page, an additional fee of $20.00 will be charged (ORS 205.327).
Original Signatures. All signatures and notary acknowledgements must be original (OAR 160-100-000).
Paper size and requirements. Paper must be legal sized (8.5” x 14”) or smaller and of sufficient quality for recording photographically. (ORS 205.232).