​​​Recordation Process

A successfully recorded document consists of two (2) items: your document and the correct payment for recording.

1. Your Document 2. Payment
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Document Requirements Payment and Fees

Parcel Number
Cover Sheet
Names under Signatures
Notary Acknowledgement
Return Address
Mail Tax Statements To
Legal Description
Correct Fee

Recording Fees
Payment Options

Formatting Standards:


Paper Size / color / sides
Font Size
Ink Color
Stamps or Seals

Document Recommendations:  


Document Requirements:

Documents must meet the following recording requirements:


  • The 11-digit parcel number must be placed at the top left corner of the first page of the document.
  • Must comply with current 11-digit parcel numbering system as used by the Assessor's office.
  • Any document relating exclusively to the transfer of water rights does not require a parcel number.
  • To obtain your 11-digit Parcel Number (APN),
    Visit the Clark County Assessor's Web Site

COVER SHEET - The first page of a document must have a blank space of 3 X 3 inches in the upper right corner of the first page.

The cover sheet is used to accommodate the recording label. You may download and include the Cover Sheet as your first page. (NRS 247.110)

 Download Cover Sheet.

Click here for margin requirements for multiple page documents.

LEGIBILITY - Documents must be clearly readable and capable of producing a legible microfilm record. (NRS 247.120)

NAMES UNDER SIGNATURE - Names must be printed or typed under all signatures except notaries with a legible notary stamp, and witnesses. (NRS 247.190) 

NOTARY ACKNOWLEDGMENT - Many documents require proper acknowledgement by a notary. Click Here for list of documents.

 NOTE: Using BLACK or DARK BLUE ink is preferred on notary stamps. Using any other color such as faded black, light blue, or red will not reproduce legibly and may appear incomplete and therefore, may invalidate its use.

Please review (NRS 111.240 & 111.310).

RETURN ADDRESS - A "Return Document to", name and address must be indicated and clearly identified on each document.

MAIL TAX STATEMENTS TO - Required on any document transferring title. Must be stated with a name and address on any document transferring title. 

Grantee name and address must be on any documents that transfers title.

LEGAL DESCRIPTION - Legal description must appear on all documents that are transferring real property.

CORRECT PAYMENT ENCLOSED - The correct amount must accompany the document to be recorded.

NON-RECORDABLE DOCUMENTS - Negotiable instruments (stocks, bonds, money); vital records such as birth or death certificates; and certain other type of documents, such as passports, citizenship papers, copyrights, and trademarks are not recordable. Death certificates may be recorded as an exhibit only.

Formatting Standards:

Your document may be rejected if it does not meet the following formatting standards:

PAPER COLOR/TYPE/SIZE/SIDE - Document should be on white 20 pound paper that is 8 1/2 inches by 11 inches in size, except for certain maps. Documents should not contain printed material on more than one side of each page. (NRS 247.110)

INK COLOR - Documents should be printed or typed in BLACK ink (Signatures can be black or blue only) and not contain colored markings to highlight text or any other part of the documents. (NRS 247.110)

FONT SIZE - Documents submitted for recording should be in text that is no smaller than a 10 point similar to Times New Roman font or no more than 9 lines of text per vertical inch. No cursive, print only. (NRS 247.110)

First Page Margins:
A document should have a margin of 1 inch on the left and right sides and at the bottom of each page, and must have a space of 3 X 3 inches at the upper right corner of the first page.

Multiple Page Margins: The first page must have the margins listed above. All succeeding pages should have a margin of 1 inch on the left and right sides, and at the top and bottom of each page. (NRS 247.110)

ATTACHMENTS - Documents should not have any other materials physically attached to the paper or be bound together at the side, top or bottom. (NRS 247.110)

STAMP - A document must not contain a stamp or seal that overlaps with text or a signature on the document, except in the case of a validated stamp or seal of a professional engineer or land surveyor who is licensed pursuant to chapter 625 of NRS.

EXEMPTIONS - A map, certificate of affidavit of death, military discharge, document first filed with the courts, or document regarding taxes that is issued by Internal Revenue Service of the United States Department of the Treasury that are submitted for recording will NOT be charged a non-compliance fee.

Documents filed with the courts first are also exempt from additional non-compliance fee. (NRS 247.110)

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Document Recommendations

TITLE - Documents should be identified as to the type of document.

PARTIES - There should be at least one party to the document.

Last modified at 12/4/2017 14:53 by System Account
Debbie Conway, Recorder
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