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NEW COUNTY RECORDER FEE SCHEDULE

NEW ND RECORDING FEES EFFECTIVE

JULY 1, 2017!!!

 

NDCC 11-18-05.1.a and NDCC 11-18-05.1.b

 

  • $20.00 for documents containing one (1) to six (6) pages
  • $65.00 for documents containing seven (7) to twenty five (25) pages
  • $3.00 per page for any additional page(s) over 25
  • A one inch margin must still be provided on one side of each page or a $10.00 margin fee will be assessed.
  • 10 related document numbers are included, any additional related document numbers will be an additional $3.00 per document number. You are best off to put either a Book and Page related number or a Document Number as sometimes they don’t match and we don’t check that before we record a document and have to reference it in both.
  • 10 separate sections are included, each additional section listed after 10 will be an additional $1.00 per section listed.

 

  • FONT SIZE NDCC 11-18-05.1.a.(2) “The printed, written, or typed words must be considered legible by the recorder before the page will be accepted for recording and, unless the form was issued by a government agency, must have a font size equal to or larger than ten point Calibri.” (This is an example of 10pt Calibri.)

 

  • ALL DOCUMENTS MUST have a three (3) inch [7.62 centimeters] margin across the top of the first page of each instrument for the recorder’s recording information.
    • NDCC 11-18-05.1.a.4 “A space of at least three inches [7.62 centimeters] must be provided across the top of the first page of each instrument for the recorder’s recording information. If a space of at least three inches [7.62 centimeters] is not provided across the top of the first page, the recorder shall add a page, and an additional page charge must be levied in accordance with the fee structure.”
      • For documents that do not already contain a 3” top margin on page 1, submitters can add a cover page with the title of the document at least three inches from the top of the page and this will serve as the first page. This would ensure the submitter knows exactly how many pages will be counted.
      • If a recorder must add a page and a 6 page document results in 7 pages the $65.00 fee will be charged.
      • If the recorder adds a page to a 25 or more page document the additional $3.00 per page will be assessed.