The Recorder's Office is primarily responsible for the recording of documents, most of which pertain to real property. The office also issues marriage licenses, alcoholic beverage licenses, and handles passport applications.
As Recorder, the Clerk is responsible (§31-2402, I.C.) for recording:
Certified copies of any petition, with the schedules omitted, filed in, and certified copies of any order or decree made or entered in, any proceeding under the National Bankruptcy Act
Certificates of marriage and marriage contracts
Deeds, grants, transfers and mortgages or real estate, releases of mortgages, powers of attorney to convey real estate and leases which have been acknowledged or proved, and transcripts of judgments or decrees which affect the title or possession of real property, including water rights, any part of which is situate in the county of which the person is the recorder.
Financing statements under the Uniform Commercial Code which cover timber to be cut, minerals or the like (including oil and gas), and accounts subject to 5 of §28-9-103, I.C.
Instruments describing or relating to the separate property of married women
Notices of the pendency of an action affecting real estate, the title thereto or possession thereof
Notices of attachments upon real estate
Notices of mechanics' liens
Notice of order of a general adjudication in conformance with section §42-1408, I.C.
Notices of preemption claims
Such other writings are required or permitted by law to be recorded. Other writings required or permitted by law would include:
Certificates of sale (§31-2406, I.C.)
Various indexes (§§31-2404 and 31-2405, I.C.)
Various other records
Transcripts of judgments which by law are made liens upon real estate