What happens to a document when it is brought to the register of deeds?
There are a number of steps that are taken when a document is brought or mailed in to be recorded before it is mailed back to the concerned party. The document is first examined for obvious errors and recordability and the correct fee for recording is ascertained. Then the filing stamp is placed on the document that contains the time, date, and amount of filing fee.

If the document is a mortgage, a mortgage stamp is affixed giving the amount of indebtedness and the mortgage tax on that indebtedness. Then a book and page is placed on the document. It is then indexed in the proper land record and then the information is put in the computer. Each morning, the preceding day's recording is scanned for the permanent record.

The recording fees are set by law, which is now $8 for the first page plus $4 for each additional page. Before a mortgage is recorded, a mortgage registration fee of $.26 per $100 of indebtedness is required to be paid. A release or assignment of mortgage is $7 plus $2 each additional. Plats of new additions to the city or county are $20.

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1. What is the Register of Deeds Office?
2. What is a deed?
3. What if I lost my deed?
4. Does a deed have to be recorded?
5. What is a lien?
6. What happens to a document when it is brought to the register of deeds?
7. How long will it take for a deed or other documents to be returned?
8. How do I find the deed to my house?
9. Can I locate the mortgage on my house in the Register of Deeds Office?
10. Who do I talk to in the Register of Deeds Office?
11. May I make out my own deed?
12. Can you record property in the Reno County Register of Deeds Office if the property is not located in Reno County?
13. Can the Register of Deeds Office tell you if you have a good and clear title?
14. What other kinds of records would I find in the Register of Deeds Office?
15. How far back do the records go?
16. What is Uniform Commercial Code (UCC)?
17. Who runs the Register of Deeds Office?
18. Who is the registrar of deeds?
19. Where is the register of deeds office located?
20. Additional Information