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 recording 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.
Many of our records are online. Please visit our Records Research page.
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. In other words, we do not accept documents sent to us by email.
Currently, Deschutes County has contracts with Simplifile, Corporation Service Company, Indecomm Global and eRecording Partners Network (EPN). Other interested vendors are welcome to contact our office.