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. Indexes and images for documents recorded from 1977 to the present are searchable on the website with ongoing efforts by Recorder's staff to index and load images back through September 1972. Additionally, the indexes for our historic records (prior to Sept 9, 1972) can be searched online. All recorded maps are searchable online and can be searched by Section, Township and Range. All document images recorded prior to 1977 are searchable on microfilm or microfiche and available 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, a 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.

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Karen Ellison

Karen Ellison

County Recorder


Historic Courthouse - 1616 Eighth St.

P.O. Box 218 Minden, NV 89423


Ph: 775-782-9025

Fx: 775-783-6413

Hours of Operation

Monday - Friday

8 a.m. - 5 p.m.

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

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