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
Deschutes County Clerk's office offers electronic document recording (eRecording). This service allows you to record your documents more rapidly than if the documents are mailed. Documents must be submitted through a third-party vendor. Currently, Deschutes County has contracts with Simplifile, CSC/Ingeo, Indecomm Global and eRecording Partners Network (EPN).
Other interested vendors are welcome to contact our office.
What types of documents can be electronically recorded?
Almost any document type may be e-recorded.
Do erecorded documents need to meet regular format requirements?
Yes, all regular formatting requirements apply to erecorded documents, in addition to all first-page requirements and requirements to meet recordability. These requirements are available on our website.
How is the payment processed for erecorded documents?
Payments are handled through the submitting vendor. The submitting vendors may have additional requirements and restrictions. You may contact vendors directly.