Register Of Deeds

DEFINITION of 'Register Of Deeds'

A record of real estate deeds or other land titles that is maintained by a local government official. The register of deeds will be used in conjunction with a grantor-grantee index that lists the owner of record and any transfers of property.

BREAKING DOWN 'Register Of Deeds'

While the register of deeds is available for public viewing, it generally requires some time and government assistance to access particular mortgage records or deeds. In the United States, the register of deeds will usually be maintained on the county, town or state level.

RELATED TERMS
  1. Unrecorded Deed

    A deed for a tangible piece of property that is not filed with ...
  2. Grant Deed

    A legal document used to transfer ownership of real property. ...
  3. Warranty Deed

    A type of document that may be used to legally transfer property. ...
  4. Tax Deed

    A legal document that grants ownership of a property to a government ...
  5. Quitclaim Deed

    A deed releasing a person's interest in a property without stating ...
  6. Deed Of Release

    A legal document that removes a previous claim or lien on an ...
Related Articles
  1. Home & Auto

    Understanding Property Deeds

    We help you figure out the terminology and types of deeds, and how to make it legal.
  2. Home & Auto

    Understanding Property Deeds

    A property deed is an instrument that enables sellers to convey real property to buyers, who become the new owners.
  3. Home & Auto

    Five Things to Know About Quitclaim Deeds

    If that property you're about to buy has a quitclaim deed, check very carefully before you hand over your cash.
  4. Home & Auto

    What's a Special Warranty Deed?

    A special warranty deed is a deed in which the seller guarantees the title only against defects that occurred during his ownership of the property.
  5. Home & Auto

    Five Things To Know About Quitclaim Deeds

    General warranty deeds provide the buyer with the most protection; quitclaim deeds provide the least.
  6. Home & Auto

    Keep Your Documents Safe

    Earthquakes, floods, tsunamis, hail, hurricanes, tornadoes and lightning strikes are just a few of the nasty surprises that nature can whip up.
  7. Professionals

    Property Titling And Transfer

    Property Titling And Transfer
  8. Home & Auto

    Divorce and Mortgage Payments: What You Need to Know

    Divorce can put a strain on finances, especially when it comes to the mortgage. Here is what you need to know about divorce and mortgage payments.
  9. Home & Auto

    Attention Home Buyers! Why You Need A Lawyer

    Property transactions are complex and subject to specific state/local rules. A professional can simplify the process.
  10. Mutual Funds & ETFs

    What's a Unit Trust?

    The term, “unit trust,” in the United Kingdom is synonymous with “mutual fund,” the term used in the United States.
RELATED FAQS
  1. What is a fiduciary deed and when is it useful?

    Understand what a fiduciary deed is and under what circumstances it should be used. Learn about the principles behind its ... Read Answer >>
  2. I want to transfer my house title to my child, what are the costs and tax consequences ...

    The costs associated with a deed transfer will vary by state and by how the transfer is accomplished. Filing a deed yourself ... Read Answer >>
  3. What real estate documents need to be recorded?

    Learn how recording documents on real estate transactions, such as deeds, mortgages, easements and taxes, help ensure proper ... Read Answer >>
  4. The de Minimis clause for investment advisers means:

    A. An investment adviser must register with the state if it holds less than $25 million in assets.B. An investment adviser ... Read Answer >>
  5. Who manages an escrow account?

    Managing an escrow account is a job for a trusted and experienced service provider. Discover the best personal finance solutions ... Read Answer >>
  6. What are the differences between investing in real estate and stocks?

    Invest in real estate by purchasing physical property or buildings, or invest in stocks by buying a claim to a company and ... Read Answer >>
Hot Definitions
  1. Cost Of Debt

    The effective rate that a company pays on its current debt. This can be measured in either before- or after-tax returns; ...
  2. Yield Curve

    A line that plots the interest rates, at a set point in time, of bonds having equal credit quality, but differing maturity ...
  3. Stop-Limit Order

    An order placed with a broker that combines the features of stop order with those of a limit order. A stop-limit order will ...
  4. Keynesian Economics

    An economic theory of total spending in the economy and its effects on output and inflation. Keynesian economics was developed ...
  5. Society for Worldwide Interbank Financial Telecommunications ...

    A member-owned cooperative that provides safe and secure financial transactions for its members. Established in 1973, the ...
  6. Generally Accepted Accounting Principles - GAAP

    The common set of accounting principles, standards and procedures that companies use to compile their financial statements. ...
Trading Center