Recording

Update: Increased Recording Fees effective June 4, 2018 due to House Bill 4007
With the passage of Oregon House Bill 4007 on March 3, 2018, recording fees for most documents will increase by $40.00 due to an increase in the Affordable Housing Alliance Tax. Additional details are available in our 2018 Increased Recording Fees flyer.  Documents submitted with insufficient fees will be returned unrecorded. Please plan accordingly for this change.

The County Clerk's Office records documents that affect title to real property located in Wasco County. When a document is received for recording, it is checked for compliance with Oregon 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 is scanned for document retrieval.

There are three ways to record with our office:

  1. In person at our courthouse office, between the hours of 9 a.m. - 12 p.m. and 1 p.m. - 4 p.m.
  2. Mailing documents to our office, and
  3. Submitting documents electronically via eRecording.

Whichever method you choose, you must comply with specific Recording Requirements per the Oregon Revised Statutes. A sample Cover Sheet can be used as a guide if needed.

We will make every effort to return recorded documents within ten business days of recording. Photocopies of documents are available for a fee by coming into the office or by mail. You may view documents in our office free of charge.

Our Recording Fees can be found by clicking here or by clicking on the link in the box to the lower left.

This office is prohibited from:

  • Giving legal advice 
  • Helping fill out documents 
  • Suggesting what type of document to use 
  • Accepting illegible documents 
  • Recording documents other than those specified by Oregon and federal law