Must I record a deed?

No. A deed is binding even if it is not recorded. However, for numerous reasons, it is in your best interest to record it. One good reason: the former owner can go on getting mortgages, judgments and suits on your property, since records in the Office would show that he/she still owns it.

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1. Can I prepare my own deed?
2. How do I replace a lost or destroyed deed?
3. Are deeds and other documents all returned to the rightful owner?
4. How do I change, add or delete a name on a deed?
5. Is it necessary to delete a deceased spouse’s name on a deed?
6. Must I record a deed?
7. If I build a house on my lot, do I get a new deed for the house?
8. If I find a mistake in my deed, how do I correct it?