Recorder

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 1976 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 1976 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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Confidential Information: Per NRS 239B.030 and 247.540, some documents may contain redacted information. Redaction of personal information as defined in NRS 603A.040 and 247.520 in no way affects the legality of the documents. 

Contact

Karen Ellison

Karen Ellison

County Recorder

Address:

Historic Courthouse - 1616 Eighth St.

P.O. Box 218 Minden, NV 89423

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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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FAQs

County News

Posted: Jun 16, 2019

4th of July Events Douglas County

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Posted: Jun 06, 2019

Boil Water Notice Rescinded

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Posted: Jun 03, 2019

Boil Water Notice Johnson Lane

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Posted: May 24, 2019

East Fork Fire Protection District Dispels Myths and Misconceptions Regarding Residential Fire Sprinkler Systems

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Posted: May 20, 2019

Water Consolidation 2019

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Posted: May 16, 2019

Board of County Commissioners Incident

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Posted: May 14, 2019

The Douglas County Sheriff’s Office (DCSO) and East Fork Fire District Respond to Signs and Symptoms of a Possible Opioid/heroin Overdose.

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Posted: May 09, 2019

Special Olympics Torch Run

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Posted: May 03, 2019

Regional Collaboration Leads to Heart Safe Communities

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Posted: Apr 29, 2019

Douglas County Conducts Community Assessment Survey for Emergency Response

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Posted: Apr 24, 2019

Douglas County Vacation Home Rental Task Force Holds First Meeting

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Posted: Apr 22, 2019

Warmer Temperatures Could Bring Spring Flooding

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Posted: Apr 15, 2019

China Spring Plant Sale

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Posted: Apr 12, 2019

Tahoe Douglas Elks Lodge #2670 Donates to Douglas County Recreation Youth Sports

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Posted: Apr 04, 2019

Livestreaming of Board Meetings Down Due to Technical Difficulties

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Posted: Apr 03, 2019

Change in Community Development Public Counter Hours

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Posted: Mar 26, 2019

Letter From County Manager

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Posted: Mar 25, 2019

Douglas County Announces Schedule for Budget Presentations

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Posted: Mar 20, 2019

Douglas County Celebrates Social Services Month

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Posted: Mar 14, 2019

Board of County Commissioners Sign Resolution Opposing SB143

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Posted: Mar 08, 2019

Douglas County Reschedules Public Workshop on Water Utility Rate Analysis

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Posted: Feb 21, 2019

February 21, 2019 Board Meeting Cancelled

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Posted: Feb 08, 2019

Douglas County Hosts Public Workshop on Water Utility Rate Analysis

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Posted: Feb 05, 2019

Douglas County Hires New Director of Community Development

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Posted: Feb 01, 2019

Douglas County Receives Nevada Department of Investigation Report and AG Declination Letter

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Posted: Jab 28, 2019

Recruitment of Representatives for VHR Task Force

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Posted: Jab 25, 2019

Press Conference on Monday, January 28, 2019

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Posted: Jab 18, 2019

Douglas County Wins Budgeting Award

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Posted: Jab 16, 2019

Douglas County Encourages the Community to Reach Out

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Posted: Jab 16, 2019

County Manager, Tom Stone, Resigns

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Posted: Jab 15, 2019

Douglas County Working Homicide Investigation

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Posted: Jab 12, 2019

Douglas County Selects Tom Stone as County Manager

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Posted: Jab 12, 2019

Topaz Lake Campground Closed Due to Boating Accident

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Posted: Dec 17, 2018

Swearing-in Ceremony 2019

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Posted: Dec 17, 2018

Lindsay Chichester

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Posted: Nov 30, 2018

Douglas County Seeks Representatives for Advisory Boards

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Posted: Nov 29, 2018

Douglas County Seeks Representatives for VHR Task Force

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Posted: Nov 26, 2018

Douglas County Looking to fill County Manager Position

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Posted: Nov 09, 2018

Douglas County Hosts NACO Conference

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Posted: Nov 09, 2018

Road Closure

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Posted: Nov 07, 2018

Results of Vacation Home Rental Survey Publicly Available

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Posted: Nov 07, 2018

Items from November 1, 2018 have been rescheduled.

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Posted: Nov 05, 2018

Report Vacation Home Rentals In Douglas County

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Posted: Nov 01, 2018

Meeting Cancelled 11/1/2018

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Posted: Oct 30, 2018

Flood Awareness Event 2018

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Posted: Oct 02, 2018

Lindsay Chichester Hired as Extension Educator

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Posted: Sep 27, 2018

Douglas County Businesses Receive Spotlight Awards

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Posted: Sep 20, 2018

Vacation Home Rental

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Posted: Sep 10, 2018

Citizen Brown Bag Lunch on the Strategic Plan

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Posted: Sep 03, 2018

Douglas County Hires New CFO and Comptroller

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Posted: Aug 30, 2018

Philip Ritger Hired as Public Works Director

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Douglas County Prepares for Potential Flooding and High Winds

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