Real Property Recording Requirements

REQUIREMENTS FOR RECORDING DOCUMENTS RELATING TO REAL PROPERTY.

1. Any conveyance of real property or instrument in writing setting forth an agreement to convey real property must contain:

(a) The mailing address of the grantee or, if there is no grantee, the mailing address of the person who is requesting the recording of the document.
(b) Except as otherwise provided in subsection 2, the assessor’s parcel number of the property must be at the top left corner of the first page of the document.
(c) A Declaration of Value form. See Instructions for completing Declaration of Value and how to determine if Real Property Transfer Tax is due.

2. Any document relating exclusively to the transfer of water rights may be
recorded without containing the assessor’s parcel number.

3. The county recorder shall not record any deed unless the document being
recorded contains the name and address of the person who should receive the
property tax bill.

4. The assessor’s parcel number shall not be deemed to be a complete legal description of the real property conveyed. If a document that is being recorded includes a legal description of real property that is provided in metes and bounds, the document must include the name and mailing address of the person who prepared the legal description or must state the document number which the legal description was taken.

5. Documents and exhibits must be clearly readable and on paper suitable for permanent record imaging.

6. Names must be printed or typed under all signatures, except notaries and witnesses.

7. The name and address where the document should be sent after recording must be shown on the face of each document.