Register of Deeds

Register of Deeds: Vicky Lopez
vlopez@lyoncounty.org
Lyon County Courthouse, 1st floor
620-341-3241
620-341-3438 (fax)

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The Register of Deeds office is where all transactions having to do with land including liens and mortgages are recorded and maintained so that the public is made aware of their existence. This is also where financing statements and security agreements are filed. Only fixture filings pertaining to real estate are filed here, all other should be filed in the Secretary of States office.

A deed should be recorded as promptly after the transaction as possible. Failure to record a deed could tender the transfer or mortgaging of the property impossible and create numerous legal difficulties, although there is no time limit on recording deeds.

When a joint tenant dies, a death certificate is issued by the state or an affidavit of death issued by the funeral home shall be recorded in the office of the Register of Deeds to remove the name off the tax roll.

Military discharges should be recorded in the office of the Register of Deeds as soon as possible after being discharged. No fee shall be charged for such recordation. Copies of Military Discharges are given only to the persons themselves or their spouses. Any other person requesting a copy will be asked to sign a form and show some kind of identification.

On mortgages there is a registration fee that is collected. The fee can be computed by multiplying (.0020) by the total indebtedness.[/expand]

Register of Deeds Web Inquiry – links to information page

Real Estate and UCC Fees
 

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