Instrument Types


  • Annexations - Petitions - State Centerline Surveys - Street Name Changes - Vacating of Streets and Alleys
  • Bills of Sale
  • Certificates of Title to Registered Land
    • Mortgage releases, Assignments, Assumptions, Subordinations, Encumbrances, Waivers of Priority
  • Certificates of Transfer - Affidavits - Easements - Leases
  • Condominiums
    • Drawings of property where there is individual ownership of portions of a building and joint ownership of common elements.
  • Corporation Mergers - Name Changes - Cancellations
  • Deeds
    • Check out our page on Recording a Deed
    • Must have Auditor’s stamp prior to recording.
    • Warranty Deeds, Survivorship Deeds, Quit Claim Deeds, Sheriff’s Deeds
  • Financing Statements
    • Filed under provisions in the Uniform Commercial Code
  • Land Contracts
  • Liens
    • Mechanic’s Liens and Notices of Commencements, Federal Tax Liens, Personal Tax Liens, Recognizance Bond Liens, Corrupt Activity and Medicaid Fraud Liens, Bureau of Employment, Unemployment Compensation and Workers’ Compensation Liens
  • Military Service Discharges
  • Partnerships - Powers of Attorney - Trusts - Miscellaneous Records
  • Plats
    • Drawings showing location of lots and boundaries, usually of subdivided land.
  • Zoning Resolutions - Maps - Amendments


The William’s County Recorder’s Office has provided a checklist of some of the requirements for recording an instrument. If there is uncertainty about recording a document, it may be necessary to hire a professional to assist with recording the document.