Records Information

Types of Documents

The Recorder's Office is responsible for recording, storing, and providing copies of:

  • Corner Records
  • Plats
  • Deeds
  • Mortgages
  • Liens

Prior to changing ownership on any document, all taxes must be paid in full.

Statements of Consideration

The only statements of consideration that will be accepted on a Surface Deed or Affidavit of Affixation are one of the following:

  • A statement of full consideration paid for the property conveyed.
  • A statement designating one of the exemptions in subsection 6 which the grantee believes applies to the transaction.

Information about statements of consideration can be found in North Dakota Century Code 11-18-02.2.

Recording Requirements


Documents must be considered legible by the recorder.


All documents must have a three (3) inch blank margin across the top of the first page for recording information. If not provided, the recorder shall add a page and an additional page charge must be levied in accordance with NDCC. Submitters can add a cover page with the title of the document at least three inches from the top to serve as the first page.

All documents must have a one inch margin on one edge of each page to allow space for the recorder to affix bar codes. A fee of $10 can be assessed if the proper side margin is not provided.


The minimum font size accepted must be equal or larger than ten point Calibri. Documents will be rejected if they don’t meet the minimum font size requirement unless the form was issued by a government agency.


All Documents Except Corner Records & Plats



1 - 6 pages $20
7 - 25 pages $65
26+ pages $3/page
Related Document Numbers & Book/Page references
Each repeated number will be counted
First 10 are free

$3/previously recorded document number after the first 10 documents that are satisfying, releasing, assigning,
subordinating, continuing, amending or extending previously recorded documents.

Each repeated section will be counted
First 10 listed are free

$1/section listed after the first 10

Corner Records & Plats



Corner Records $10/filing
Plats $20 for 1 - 20 lots

$50 for 21+ lots

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