Recording Standards Effective July 1, 2002 AMENDED AS FOLLOWS: October 1, 2011 Session Law 2011-296-H384
**Further Amended Session Law 2019-117 (Senate Bill 584) effective 10-1-2019
|8.5″x11″ or 8.5″x14(letter or legal)
|Blank margin of 3 inches at the top of the first page
Blank margins of 1/2 inch on remaining sides of first page and on all sides of subsequent pages
|Typed or printed in black on white paper in a legible font.A font size no smaller than 9 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
|Type of instrument stated at the top of the first page.
If the above requirements are not met, the Register of Deeds shall record the document after collecting the non-standard fee of $25.00 along with the recording fee. If the instrument is non-standard due to the font size being smaller than 9 pts the Register of Deeds has the discretion of considering it legible and not charging the non-standard fee.
UCCs prepared on the standard National or State forms are EXEMPT from the recording standards. Also EXEMPT are Satisfactions.
If the acknowledgement date in the notary certificate is PRIOR to July 1, 2002, no additional non-standard fee should be charged.
A font size no smaller than 9 shall be considered legible. The Register of Deeds has the discretion of considering it legible and not charging the non-standard fee. However, we must take into consideration the legibility of the final copy after it has been scanned and not just the legibility of the original document.