General Recording Requirements

 NOTICE: Recorder personnel are forbidden by Nevada Revised Statutes to practice law, which includes advising what forms are needed, how to fill them out, or giving any other legal advice. We can however, assist with the completion of the Declaration of Value forms. 


  • Be on white paper 8 ½” by 11”  in size. 
  • Have a space of 3" by 3" at the upper right corner of the 1st page, a margin of 1" at  the top of each succeeding page (see below). 
  • Have a margin of 1" on the left and right sides and at the bottom of each page (see below). 
  • NOT be on sheets of paper that  are bound together at the side, top or bottom. 
  • NOT contain printed material on more than one side of each page. 
  • NOT have any documents or other  materials physically attached to the paper. 
  • NOT have colored markings to highlight text or any other part of the document.
  • NOT have a stamp or seal that overlaps with text or a signature on the document, except in the case of a validated stamp or seal of a licensed, professional engineer or land surveyor. 
  • NOT have text that is smaller than a 10-point Times New Roman font and is printed in any ink other than black.
  • NOT have more than 9 lines of text per vertical inch.
  • The provisions of subsection 3 do not apply to a certified copy of a document submitted for recording that has been filed with a court and which conforms to the formatting requirements established by the court. Although court documents will be required to have a cover page for recording space at the top of the first page, and the APN and address requirement.

The guidelines listed above apply to all recorded documents except maps, certificates of death, military discharges or documents regarding taxes that are issued by the Internal Revenue Service of the United States Department of the Treasury.

Please Note: Pursuant to NRS 247.110, a county recorder has the discretion to accept or refuse a document for recordation that does not meet the formatting requirements. 

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