Register of Deeds


register of deeds
n.
An officer responsible for recording property transactions in the public records.

The Essential Law Dictionary. — Sphinx Publishing, An imprint of Sourcebooks, Inc. . 2008.


Register of Deeds
A county government office where you file documents in the public records. Most register of deeds offices record documents related to real estate, including deeds, land contracts, mortgages, liens, and lease agreements. Some also accept vital records such as birth, death, and marriage certificates. In many locations, the register of deeds office is known as the county recorder's office.
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Nolo’s Plain-English Law Dictionary. . 2009.


register of deeds
The designation, in certain jurisdictions, of the public officers who record documents that establish ownership of property, mortgages, and other instruments that relate to real property in official record books provided and maintained for such purpose.

Dictionary from West's Encyclopedia of American Law. 2005.


register of deeds
The designation, in certain jurisdictions, of the public officers who record documents that establish ownership of property, mortgages, and other instruments that relate to real property in official record books provided and maintained for such purpose.

Short Dictionary of (mostly American) Legal Terms and Abbreviations.

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