Critical documents of a legal nature - considered permanent public records - are recorded the Recorders Office.
These records are often the legal basis for determining ownership of real property.
The documents, sometimes called instruments, that are recorded include, but are not limited to:
- Military Discharges
- Subdivision Plats
- Powers of Attorney
- Miscellaneous Documents
Instruments are recorded either for giving legal public notice of their existence or for safekeeping and future reference.
The Recorder verifies that each instrument to be recorded meets the legal requirements for recording, then scans and indexes the document into a computer system, and microfilms the document for archival purposes.