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Recording Requirements, Fees & Resources

Our Records & Licenses Division is responsible for all land records within the boundaries of Benton County. Recording hours are 8:00am to 4:15pm.

Recording Requirements…

This office is where you will find documents affecting landowners and real estate within Benton County. Below is a list of general recording requirements.

  • Must be an original signed document or certified copy in paper or electronic format.
  • Effective January 1, 2024, all text in the document submitted must be 10 point or larger.
  • Transaction or title clearly listed with statutory authority to record.
  • Sufficient space in upper right-hand corner for recording label.
  • Name and address of party to return document to after recording.
  • All indexed parties clearly listed.
  • Coversheet may be necessary to meet first page recording requirements.
Office Forms
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How do I record a document?

Original documents can be recorded through the mail, in-person, or through an electronic recording service provider.

  • In-Person over the counter – Bring original document and form of payment.
  • Mail – Send the original document along with payment by check. Please do not mail cash.
  • eRecording – Submit electronic original document to us through one of our eRecording Partners.
Document(s) submitted with insufficient payment are returned and NOT recorded.
Notary Services

Notary Services

We have on staff notarial services available 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM by appointment. There is a fee of $10 assessed per signature or notarial act. For your appointment you will need to bring:

  • Document to be notarized in its entirety.
  • Party that needs to sign present with valid government issued photo ID (Driver’s License, Passport, Military ID).
  • Payment

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