Recorded Documents - Copies
There are several methods for retrieving copies of recorded documents. For the
fastest service, use Tapestry, the online program. You can order documents from
your home or office with this method. If you wish to have the copies certified you
will need to use method #2 or #3 below.
1. Order Recent Documents with Tapestry
If your document was recorded in 1992 or later and you know the party names, you
can get the copy online through
TAPESTRY. You must also have Adobe Acrobat on your computer and a major credit
card. The cost is $6.95 for the search. (If you get no search results then you are
not charged.) Then you can look at the document details to make sure you have the
right document. It is an additional $1.00 to view and print each page. Therefore,
a 6-page mortgage will cost $12.95. Take care to stay in the program until you have
made copies of all the desired pages of documents in your search results list so
as to avoid the cost of another search. If your copies must be CERTIFIED, use #2
or #3 below.
2. Order Documents at the Register of Deeds Office
You can come into our office and request a copy. You must know the party names,
the legal description or the address of the property, and the approximate year the
document was recorded. The cost is $2 for the first page and $1 for each page thereafter.
Therefore, a 6-page mortgage will cost $7 plus you will have to pay for parking.
A certified copy of a document is an additional $1.00 per document. You must pay
for the document with cash - no checks are accepted.
3. Order Documents by Mail
If you know the document number, volume and page, year the document was recorded,
and number of pages so that you can calculate the fee, you can send a request by
mail along with a stamped, self-addressed envelope. Your money order for the correct
amount (to "Register of Deeds") must accompany the request. Allow about 2 weeks
for the copies to be sent to you.