Can I prepare my own Deed?
Yes. However, it is generally best to have someone with some degree of expertise in this field to draft your Deed, such as an attorney. Employees of the Recorder of Deeds may not do this for you.

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1. What are the hours of the Recorder of Deeds Office?
2. How far back do your records go?
3. Can I get information over the telephone?
4. Can I get information over the Internet?
5. How can I get a copy of a document recorded in your office?
6. What information do I need to check a deed or mortgage?
7. How do I find the information I need in the indices?
8. In order to record a document, do I have to go anywhere else?
9. May I record by mail?
10. How can I get the UPI number?
11. When will recorded documents be returned?
12. Why does it take four to six weeks?
13. Do any municipalities require pre-registration of Deeds?
14. Can anyone look at my Deed?
15. Can I prepare my own Deed?
16. How do I replace a lost Deed?
17. How do I change, add or delete a name on a Deed?
18. Is it necessary to delete a deceased spouse's name?
19. If a woman marries, must she change her name on her Deed?
20. If I sell a portion of my land, do I get a Deed for the remainder?
21. Must I record my Deed?
22. If I build on my lot, do I get a new Deed for the house?
23. If I find a mistake in my Deed, how do I correct it?
24. Can anyone look at my mortgage?
25. Who satisfies my mortgage?
26. How is a mortgage satisfied?
27. What if the original mortgage was lost?
28. Must a mortgage be satisfied?
29. Are there special rules for plans?
30. Are subdivision plans required?
31. What is the real estate transfer tax?
32. Who pays the transfer tax?
33. Are any transactions exempt?
34. When is a statement of value required?
35. Why is additional transfer tax sometimes due?
36. Is a transfer between divorced parties exempt?
37. How can I determine the owner of a property?
38. How do I check easements on my ground?
39. How do I check Deed restrictions on my ground?
40. What is the elevation of my property?
41. How can I determine the latitude and longitude of my ground?
42. How can I determine my property line?
43. Do you have plans showing the location of my building on my lot?
44. Do you record deeds for cemetery lots?
45. How can I check for liens against my property?
46. How can I determine the location of old wells or water & sewer lines?
47. How can I trace ownership of my property?
48. How can I tell the age of my house?
49. How do I determine if relatives lived here years ago?
50. Why are microfilm copies made?
51. What documents do you handle?
52. Can I record my military discharge?
53. How can I record my septic or sewer plan?
54. How do I find or verify my UPI number?
55. How do I become a notary public?
56. How do I find out about Electronic Recording?