County recording books

The Recorder’s Office records the following:

  • Documents affecting real property ownership
  • Liens
  • Death Certificates
  • Miscellaneous Records in compliance with Oregon recording statutes

This office is prohibited from:

  • Giving legal advice
  • Helping fill out documents.
  • Suggesting what type of documents to use
  • Accepting illegible documents
  • Recording documents other than those specified by Oregon and federal law.

If you need help with any of these subjects, you should contact an attorney or title company.

The recording process

Documents are recorded in the county where the property is located.  When the Recorder’s Office receives a document for recording, we review it for compliance with Oregon recording statutes.

If a document cannot be recorded as presented, we will return it with an explanation. 

Recording a document in person (not available during Multnomah Building Closure) but can be mailed to our office for recording. 

  1. Before you arrive, review fees and requirements for recording.
  2. A recording cover page (74.85 KB)may be needed to comply with first page requirements.
  3. Payment is required at the time of recording.  We accept cash, checks or credit / debit cards (fees apply).

The recording office is located at:

501 SE Hawthorne Blvd #175
Portland OR 97214

Office hours are 8:30 am - 4:30 pm, Monday - Friday

Limited on-street parking is available. Bike parking is available at the southwest corner of the building.

Expect longer wait times between noon and 2 pm and 3:45 pm to 4:30 pm

Recording a document by mail

  1. Before you mail your document(s), review fees and requirements for recording.
  2. A recording cover page (74.85 KB) may be needed to comply with first page requirements.
  3. Include the required fee. We accept personal checks or certified funds, payable to Multnomah County Recorder.

Mail documents and payment to:

Multnomah County Recorder
PO Box 5007
Portland, OR 97208

Once recorded, the original document will be returned to the sender within 10 days of recording.

eRecording documents

With eRecording, original documents are submitted electronically to the Recording office. 

Note: Cutoff time for submission for eRecording is 4:15 p.m. 

Contact your title company or any of these vendors to get started.

Corporation Service Company
(866) 403-5272

(800) 460-5657

Erecording Partners Network
(888) 325-3365

(732) 404-0081


Use our live chat service.

Phone: 503.988.3326