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. Due to social distancing requirements, it is encouraged that you call the office prior to coming in to conduct historic research.

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.

2020-2021 RAN Scholarship

The Recorder's Association of Nevada (RAN) proudly presents a college scholarship opportunity for all Nevada high school seniors or enrolled college students. Applicants must be a resident of the State of Nevada. For additional details, please download the RAN Scholarship Application. Deadline to apply is February 15, 2021. 

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)

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County News

Posted: Nov 17, 2020

Flood Awareness Event Canceled

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Posted: Nov 16, 2020

Douglas County Flagged for Elevated COVID-19 Cases

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Posted: Nov 03, 2020

Community Centers Install High Flow Air Filtration and Purification Systems

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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 28, 2020

Road Closure Announcement- Centerville Reconstruction Project

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Posted: Oct 23, 2020

Riverview Drive Closure

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Posted: Oct 23, 2020

Douglas County Hosts Flood Awareness Event

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Posted: Oct 19, 2020

Douglas County Vacation Home Rental Task Force Recommendations Presented to the Board of County Commissioners

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Posted: Oct 12, 2020

Master Plan Text Amendment Survey Results Are In

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Posted: Oct 08, 2020

Road Closure Announcement Heybourne Rd

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Posted: Oct 05, 2020

Funding extended to assist Douglas County Small Businesses Impacted by COVID-19, eligibility now includes business with up to 100 employees

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Posted: Oct 02, 2020

Information on Proposed Painted Rock Mine

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Posted: Sep 29, 2020

Road Closure Announcement Centerville Road

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Posted: Sep 25, 2020

Douglas County Businesses Receive 2020 Community Spirit Spotlight Awards

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Posted: Sep 24, 2020

Funding Still Available to Assist Douglas County Small Businesses Impacted by COVID-19

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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 18, 2020

Douglas County Advises the Public About Process for Reporting VHR Issues

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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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Douglas County Vacation Home Rental Task Force Recommendations Presented to the Board of County Commissioners

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