The County Recorder keeps and maintains a complete and permanent record of every document which conveys or encumbers land within the county. The County Recorder also enforces more than one thousand sections of state law and performs all accounting functions necessary to the operation of the Recorder's office, including preparation of annual budgets and reports.
The Recorder’s Office makes it possible for anyone searching land records to find the documents necessary to establish a chain of title (history of ownership) and to determine whether any debts or encumbrances exist against the property. These invaluable records are utilized by the general public, attorneys, historians, genealogists, and land title examiners.
The County Recorder:
Serves on the county's Record’s Commission which authorizes the retention of county records and determines when and how these government records may be disposed
Serves on the county's Automatic Data Processing Board to authorize any purchase, lease, or contract for data processing equipment for county offices
Serves as secretary and chief administrator of the county's Microfilming Board to authorize any purchase, lease, or contract for microfilming equipment in county offices and to oversee the operation of the county's microfilming center and services