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Document Recording Standards
Recording Standard requirements are as follows:
Paper Size - 8½ x 11 or 8½ x 14
Margins - Blank margin of 3 inches at the top of the first page, blank margins of ¼ inch on remaining sides of first page and on all sides of subsequent pages.
Font Size - 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.
Pages - One sided only.
Instrument Type - State type of instrument at the top of first page.
Penalty - If the above requirements are not met, the Register of Deeds shall record the document after collecting the non-standard document fee of $25 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.