REQUIREMENTS FOR RECORDING
An instrument must be signed by all parties required according to the
instument that is being recorded. Signatures must be original. All
parties required to sign must do so before a notary. The notary seal
must be clear and dark enough for recording.
Instruments must be in the English language in order to be recorded or
must be accompanied by a certified translation.
Submit documents on white paper that is no larger than 8.5x14 inches
and no smaller than 8.5x11 inches. Paper needs to be of a sufficient
weight and substance so that printing, typing, or handwriting will not
Use a font size of at least 8 point. Printing or typing be clearly
The File Number goes on the first page in the upper right hand corner.
Provide a three (3”) inch margin at the top of the page, unless
directed otherwise by the County Clerk.
Provide a heading at the top of the first page that identifies the
type of document.
Corresponding names should be printed or typed beneath all signatures.
Ink used should be black or blue.
The mailing address of each grantee named in the instrument must
appear on the instrument, or and added fee of $25.00 will be charged
in addition to regular recording fees
An instrument transferring an interest in real property to or from an
individual must include the following notice that appears at the top
of the first page in 12 point boldfaced type or 12 point uppercased
letters: NOTICE OF CONFIDENTIALITY RIGHTS: IF YOU ARE A NATURAL
PERSON, YOU MAY REMOVE OR STRIKE ANY OR ALL OF THE FOLLOWING
INFORMATION FROM ANY INSTRUMENT THAT TRANSFERS AN INTEREST IN REAL
PROPERTY BEFORE IT IS FILED FOR RECORD IN THE PUBLIC RECORDS: YOUR
SOCIAL SECURITY NUMBER OR YOUR DRIVER'S LICENSE NUMBER.
Property should be in Brazoria County. A legal description of the
property showing it is in Brazoria County or volume and page or
Clerk's File Number referencing a previous recording that describes
Legal questions regarding content should be directed to an attorney.