Recorder

The Recorder's Office is open to the general public and pleased to provide in-person services, including over-the-counter recording and notary services, on a first-come, first-serve basis. The public counter and research terminal will be open Mon-Fri 9:00 am to 5:00 pm, and will remain open through the lunch hour. Electronic recording hours remain 8:00 am to 4:00 pm. Notary services are limited to documents being recorded in this office.

For the safety of our employees and the public, we are asking that individuals do not enter the building if you have symptoms of COVID-19 or are not feeling well. For information on Douglas County's ongoing efforts to address COVID-19 related concerns and safety protocols, please visit our Community Resources page.

Welcome to the Douglas County Recorder's Office!

The mission of the Recorder's Office is to record, permanently preserve, and provide convenient access to public records, with superior quality and efficient customer service. The public records located in the Douglas County Recorder's Office include documents related to real property, such as deeds and deeds of trust, homesteads, liens, easements and many others. We also record maps, mining documents and marriage certificates.

All of the services provided by the Recorder's Office are mandated by Nevada Revised Statute (NRS) 247. We hope you find our website to be a good resource for information, forms, access to the public records and link to other offices. Our friendly and knowledgeable staff are available to assist you in person, by phone, or by email.

Index & Images Available

Images provided online are unofficial copies, as noted by the “COPY” watermark, to comply with the statutory charge of $1 per page for Official Record copies.

1973-Present - Indexes and images for documents recorded from 1973 to the present are searchable on the website with ongoing efforts by Recorder's staff to index and load images back through 1972.

1855-1972 - Indexes and images for Official Records 1960-1972 are accessible through our 
historic records link, along with the index for Deeds prior to 1960. Images for records prior to 1960 are not available online at this time.

MAPS - All recorded maps are searchable online and can also be searched by Section, Township and Range using the Advanced Search feature.

MARRIAGES - Index only can be searched online for marriage records 1952-present. Digital images are unavailable, but certified or plain copies can be ordered online.

Document images from 1972 and a variety of historic records are searchable on microfilm or microfiche on site at the Douglas County Recorder's Office.

About Karen Ellison, County Recorder

Karen Ellison was appointed as the Douglas County Recorder by the Board of County Commissioners in 2008 following the retirement of her predecessor, was elected to the office in 2010, and was re-elected in 2014 and 2018.

She is a graduate of the University of Montana with a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration and has more than 20 years of experience in the title industry, identifying and researching legal issues to real property transactions. She is a member of the Nevada Recorder's Association and past president for two years, formerly co-chair of the Northern Nevada Property Records Education Partners chapter, a member of PRIA (Property Records Industry Association), and a member of the County Fiscal Officers Association.

During her tenure, Karen and her office installed and implemented a new recording system and have digitized most of the documents and maps recorded in Douglas County since its inception. Through the development of technology, Karen and her staff have significantly improved the services to the users of the office.

Holiday Schedule

Confidential Information: Per NRS 239B.030 and 247.540, some documents may contain redacted information. Redaction of personal information as defined in NRS 603A.040 and 247.520 in no way affects the legality of the documents. 

Contact

Karen Ellison

Karen Ellison

County Recorder

Address:

Historic Courthouse - 1616 Eighth St.

P.O. Box 218 Minden, NV 89423

Map

Ph: 775-782-9025

Fx: 775-783-6413

Hours of Operation

Monday - Friday

Public Counter 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.

(Open through the lunch hour)

Recorder's Web Editor

FAQs

County News

Posted: Jul 24, 2021

US 395 Access- Road Remains Closed

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Posted: Jul 24, 2021

Douglas County Assembles Team to Assess Damage from Tamarack Fire

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Posted: Jul 23, 2021

Douglas County Declares State of Emergency Due to the Tamarack Fire

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Posted: Jul 22, 2021

Tamarack Fire US 395 Access and Escorts by the Douglas County Sheriff’s Office

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Posted: Jul 22, 2021

US 395 Access and Escorts by the Douglas County Sheriff’s Office- SUSPENDED

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Posted: Jul 22, 2021

Precautionary Boil Water Notice Rescinded for East Valley Water System (PWS ID# NV0002216)

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Posted: Jul 22, 2021

Evacuations Issued for Topaz Ranch Estates and Topaz Lake Areas Second Notification; Please Leave the Area

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Posted: Jul 21, 2021

Back-To-School Vaccine Clinic for Kids Hosted by Douglas County School District and Douglas County Community Health Clinic

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Posted: Jul 21, 2021

VOLUNTARY EVACUATIONS ISSUED FOR TOPAZ RANCH ESTATES AND TOPAZ LAKE AREAS

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Posted: Jul 20, 2021

TAMARACK FIRE PREPARATION FOR EVACUATION, POWER OUTAGE, AND ROAD CLOSURE

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Posted: Jul 20, 2021

CHANGE OF LOCATION FOR LIVESTOCK EVACUTAION, OPENING OF TRE COMMUNITY CENTER AS EVACUTION SITE

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Posted: Jul 20, 2021

Alert -Voluntary Evacuations Issued For Leviathan and Holbrook Junction Areas

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Posted: Jul 19, 2021

Precautionary Boil Water Notice for East Valley

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Posted: Jul 16, 2021

Douglas County Advises Residents and Vacation Home Rental (VHR) Permit Holders of Temporary Restraining Order Issued by Federal Judge on Portions of the County’s New VHR Regulations

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Posted: Jun 30, 2021

DOUGLAS COUNTY ACCEPTING WAITLIST VHR APPLICATIONS JULY 1- JULY 31

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Posted: Jun 29, 2021

Douglas County Holding Public Hearing for the Discussion of Possible State CDBG Applications

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Posted: Jun 25, 2021

Douglas County Back to Full In-Person Public Meetings

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Posted: Jun 25, 2021

Douglas County Launches Web Resources and FAQ’s for the VHR Program Waitlist for New VHR Permits Coming Soon

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Posted: Jun 23, 2021

Douglas County Launches Broadband Surveys

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Posted: Jun 09, 2021

China Spring Youth Camp Boy’s Program Temporarily Closes

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Posted: Jun 04, 2021

Carson Valley Active 20-30 Club Gives Back to Douglas County Youth Recreation

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Posted: May 27, 2021

Douglas County Board of County Commissioners Adopt Resolution Encouraging Water Conservation

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Posted: May 21, 2021

Concert in the Park May 21, 2021 Still On!

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Posted: May 11, 2021

Douglas County Board of County Commissioners Accepting Applications for Vacation Home Rentals Advisory Board

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Posted: May 06, 2021

Douglas County Board Meeting May Experience Intermittent Internet Outages

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Posted: Apr 30, 2021

Douglas County Reopening Plan Takes Effect May 1, 2021

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Posted: Apr 28, 2021

Assessor's Website Outage

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Posted: Apr 26, 2021

Mother's Day Drive Thru Celebration at the Douglas County Community and Senior Center

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Posted: Apr 26, 2021

Reopening of the Douglas County Senior Center

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Posted: Apr 19, 2021

Douglas County Community Development Launches Online Scheduling System

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Posted: Apr 19, 2021

Senior Center Family Restroom Naming Rights Sponsorship

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Posted: Apr 16, 2021

Douglas County Commission Approves Reopening Plan

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Posted: Apr 12, 2021

Neddenriep Donates to Douglas County Community Services Foundation

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Posted: Apr 12, 2021

Douglas County Announces Updated Website Feature and New Customer Service Ready 311 App

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Posted: Apr 09, 2021

Board to Consider Plan to Open Douglas County

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Posted: Apr 08, 2021

Douglas County Temporary Road Closure – SR 88

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Posted: Mar 29, 2021

Easter Celebration Event at Senior Center

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Posted: Mar 26, 2021

Douglas County Board of County Commissioners Meeting Format Changes to Hybrid

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Posted: Mar 18, 2021

Carson Valley Medical Center Renews Support With Donation To Community Center

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Posted: Mar 17, 2021

Douglas County Celebrates Social Work

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Posted: Mar 05, 2021

County Makes Policy Decisions Regarding VHRs

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Posted: Mar 02, 2021

St. Patrick’s Day Celebration Event at Senior Center

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Posted: Feb 23, 2021

Douglas County Temporarily Suspends Issuance of New Vacation Home Rental Permits

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Posted: Feb 22, 2021

Mike Torres Appointed as Chief Probation Officer

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Posted: Feb 18, 2021

9-1-1 Emergency Services 3rd Accreditation

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Posted: Feb 17, 2021

Douglas County Hires Caren Witt as New Social Services Manager

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Posted: Feb 17, 2021

Douglas County Adopts Zoom Webinar as the Newest Way for the Public to Participate in Public Comment

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Posted: Jab 29, 2021

Valentine's Day Celebration Event at the Douglas County Senior Center

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Posted: Jab 26, 2021

Douglas County Crews and Plows Ready for Winter Weather

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Posted: Jab 14, 2021

Douglas County Board of County Commissioners Accepting Applications for the Airport Advisory Committee

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Posted: Jab 13, 2021

Douglas County Hires Daniel Johnson as New Chief Technology Officer

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Posted: Jab 12, 2021

Free PPE and Sanitizing Products for Douglas County Businesses and Non-Profits

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Posted: Dec 28, 2020

Douglas County Board of County Commissioners Accepting Applications for Regional Transportation Commission

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Posted: Dec 22, 2020

Douglas County Board of County Commissioners Appoints Amy (Poole) Burgans to Clerk/Treasurer

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Posted: Dec 17, 2020

"In God We Trust" Display Installed in the Board of County Commissioners Chambers

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Posted: Dec 16, 2020

Douglas County DA Obtains Dismissal of OSHA Citations

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Posted: Dec 15, 2020

Santa is Coming to the Community Center

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Posted: Dec 14, 2020

Douglas County Clerk/Treasurer Tenders Resignation; BOCC Sets Agenda Item to Discuss

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Posted: Dec 09, 2020

Douglas County Board of County Commissioners Approve Master Plan

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Posted: Dec 01, 2020

Douglas County Public Health Officer Issues Guidance After Rise In COVID Cases

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Posted: Nov 30, 2020

Planning Commission Approved 2020 Master Plan Text Update

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Posted: Nov 30, 2020

Douglas County Cancels Public Holiday Events Due to Rise in COVID-19 Cases

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Posted: Nov 16, 2020

Douglas County Flagged for Elevated COVID-19 Cases

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Posted: Nov 02, 2020

Douglas County Confirms Positive COVID-19 Exposure at Election Polls Election Process Will Not be Affected

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Posted: Oct 29, 2020

County Unveils Executive Summary Draft, First Three Master Plan Elements, Dates & Times for Additional Public Meetings

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Posted: Oct 02, 2020

Information on Proposed Painted Rock Mine

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Posted: Sep 25, 2020

Douglas County Businesses Receive 2020 Community Spirit Spotlight Awards

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Posted: Sep 12, 2020

Douglas County Welcomes Presidential Visit to Minden-Tahoe Airport

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Posted: Sep 10, 2020

JOIN Inc. Partners with Douglas County to Provide Financial Assistance

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Posted: Sep 08, 2020

Douglas County is now Accepting Community Grant Program Applications

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Posted: Sep 01, 2020

Douglas County Launches 2020 Master Plan Text Update Resident Survey

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Posted: Aug 31, 2020

Help Douglas County Increase Community Based Testing Numbers; Keep Businesses Open

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Posted: Aug 28, 2020

Douglas County Launches Grant Program to Help Local Small Business Funding available to assist small businesses impacted by COVID-19 with expenses like PPE, utilities, rent and retrofits

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Posted: Aug 26, 2020

Douglas County Community Services Announces the Temporary Closure of the Shooting Facility

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Posted: Aug 21, 2020

Douglas County Hosts Public Workshops and Creates Public Information Website on 2020 Master Plan Text Update, #DreamItDouglas

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Posted: Aug 11, 2020

*Update/Correction* Douglas County Sheriff's Office Response to Protests

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Posted: Aug 09, 2020

Douglas County Sheriff's Office Responds to Protest

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Posted: Aug 08, 2020

Sheriff Coverley Media Briefing

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Posted: Aug 06, 2020

Official Statement from the Douglas County Board of County Commissioners Regarding August 8, 2020 Protest

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Posted: Aug 06, 2020

UPDATE Douglas County Prepares for Planned Protest on August 8, 2020

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Posted: Aug 03, 2020

Douglas County Prepares for Planned Protest on August 8, 2020

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Posted: Jul 29, 2020

Douglas County Shooting Range Improvements

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Posted: Jul 21, 2020

Douglas County Opens New Dog Park

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Posted: Jul 21, 2020

Douglas County Homemaker Program Conducts Fan Drive for Seniors

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Posted: Jul 16, 2020

Douglas County Receives Generous Contribution from the Community Services Foundation

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Posted: Jun 30, 2020

Meeting Location for Douglas County Board of County Commissioners Meeting Change to Virtual

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