What is a lien?
A lien allows a creditor a way of preventing property from being sold or mortgaged until a debt against the property is paid. There are many types of liens such as tax liens and mechanics liens. Mechanic liens are filed in the Clerk of the District Court.

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1. Where is the Register of Deeds Office located?
2. Does the document need to be an original?
3. Must signatures be notarized?
4. What happens when a document is brought to the Register of Deeds Office for recording?
5. Who keeps the documents?
6. How much does it cost to record a document?
7. Where does the money for recording go?
8. How far back do the records in the Register of Deeds Office go?
9. How is all that paper tracked?
10. What information do I need to obtain a copy of my deed?
11. What is a lien?
12. Can I get someone to do research for me?
13. Can I find out who owns a particular piece of property?
14. Are there liens against my property?
15. What is meant by "indexes"?
16. How do I find information about easements on my property?
17. Can I find out how old my house is or get historical information about my house?
18. Where else can I look if I cannot find the information in your office?
19. What was the sale price for a particular property?
20. Can the Register of Deeds office tell me if I have a good and clear title?
21. Is everything handled in the Register of Deeds office public record?
22. Can I get a copy of a birth or death certificate through the Register of Deeds Office?
23. How do I record or get a copy of my military discharge?
24. What is a deed?
25. Do I need to record my deed?
26. May I record a document for real estate for another county?
27. I want to take someone's name off my deed or change the names of the owners on my property. Can I change the deed?
28. If I sell a portion of my land, do I get a deed for the remainder?
29. May I make out my own deed?
30. If I want to write my own deed, do you have standard deed forms available?
31. What if I lose my deed?
32. How long does it take to record a document?
33. What types of documents can I file in the Register of Deeds Office?