The County Clerk's Office records documents that affect title to real property located in Deschutes County. When a document is received for recording, it is checked for compliance with Oregon statutes. If a document cannot be recorded, it is returned to the sender with an explanation of what is wrong. As a document is recorded, an index is created and the image scanned for document retrieval.
This office is prohibited from:
- Giving legal advice
- Helping fill out documents
- Suggesting what type of documents to use
- Accepting illegible documents
- Recording documents other than those specified by Oregon and federal law