​​How to Record a Real Property or Land Document

Sample Real Property and Land Documents:

  • Deeds
  • Quit Claim Deeds
  • Deed upon Death
  • Patent Deed
  • Warranty Deed
  • Deed in lieu of foreclosure


  • Contracts of Sale
  • Grant Bargain Sale Deed
  • Trustee Deed
  • Gift Deeds
  • Grant Bargain Sale
All documents must follow the recording instructions for an Official Document.


To record your land document (excluding maps), you will need to complete the following:


Format your document according to our Document Requirements.

Anatomy of a Recorded Document
(Requirements, Standards, Recommendations)


Prepare and Pay associated Recording Fees

Acceptable Forms of Payment


Complete Declaration of Value Form

A Declaration of Value form is required for all documents conveying interest with the exception of an Affidavit Terminating Joint Tenancy.

 Download Declaration of Value Form & Instructions


Prepare and Pay Real Property Transfer Tax

The transfer tax is calculated at the rate of $2.55 per $500 of value or a fraction thereof. The transfer tax is based on the full purchase price or the estimated fair market value. Certain transfers are exempt from Real Property Transfer Tax in accordance with NRS 375.090 ( see RPTT Exemption list).

fee schedule  Real Property Transfer Tax Calculator . This is only an estimation and does not replace official calculations.

Download RPTT Forms (see below)

Exemptions and suggested supporting documentation​

Tax Payer's Bill of Rights

Real Property Transfer Tax, Historic Rates


Mail or bring both your document and payment to our office.

Clark County Recorder's Office Address


  File Formats
 Declaration of Value Form
     (complete packet)
Complete Packet Includes:    
2Declaration of Value Form    
3RPTT Tax Table PDF  
4RPTT Exemption List PDF  
 RPTT Refund Instructions P​DF
 RPTT Refund Form​ PDF PDF

For questions about RPTT, please call our Transfer Tax Auditor at
(702) 455-4336 or send an
E-mail (CCORAuditTeam@ClarkCountyNV.gov)

      Last modified at 12/4/2017 14:44 by System Account
      Debbie Conway, Recorder
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