- Clerk / Elections
The County Clerk's Office records documents that affect title to real property located in Klamath County. When a document is received for recording each document is checked for compliance with Oregon statutes. If a document cannot be recorded, it is returned to the sender with an explanation. Once a document is recorded, an index is created for retrieval of the document. All recorded documents are microfilmed for archival storage.
This office is prohibited from:
- Giving legal advice
- Helping to fill out instruments
- Suggesting what type of instruments to use
- Accepting illegible instruments
In accordance with state laws, the County Clerk's Office shall preserve all records affecting the title to real property. All documents are permanent records and must be legible for the integrity of the public record.
Non-Standard Form Fee
A $20 non-standard fee is added in addition to all other fees to instruments that do not meet the requirements as defined in ORS 205.232, 205.234, and 205.327.
A legal description is not a tax lot number or street address.
Acceptable legal descriptions are:
- A subdivision name with lot and block
- A metes and bounds description
- Partition plat recording and parcel number with section, township and range
Recording of Corrected Instruments
Any instrument that has been previously recorded may be rerecorded to make corrections in the original instrument.
The corrected instrument need not be acknowledged again.
Per ORS 205.244(2), the person presenting the instrument for rerecording shall affix a certificate to the first page of the instrument or add a new first page to the instrument containing the text:
"Rerecorded at the request of __________________________to correct ____________________ previously recorded in Vol. ________ and Page _________."