Recorders Office Launches New Software

Recorders Office Launches New Software
Posted on 06/07/2024
Recorders Office Launches New Software

Douglas County, NV — The Douglas County Recorder has launched a new Property Recording Alert Service (PRAS) by Helion Software to monitor recording activity of land records. This free service replaces the previous recording notification service and sends automated email notifications about recorded documents, providing a direct link to view or download copies.

Key Enhancement Features:

  • Same-Day Notices: Timely alerts on the same day of recording.
  • Improved Monitoring: Better accuracy in tracking names and parcel numbers.
  • Notary Monitoring: Notaries can track certain documents containing their credentials.
  • Enhanced Data: More comprehensive and concise data monitoring.

Murray Giesbrecht, Helion owner said, “Helion Software is pleased to announce the release of their Property Recording Alert Service. This notification allows (registered) members of the public to review the document and to personally verify it was legitimate. Douglas County, NV will be the first county to offer this new service from Helion.”

Important Details:

  • Transition Deadline: Subscribers of the former notification service must re-register by July 10, 2024, to avoid service interruption.
  • Fraud Alert: The service provides timely notices but does not prevent fraud. Suspected fraud should be reported to Douglas County Non-Emergency Dispatch 775-782-5126.

“Our office has seen growing concern from property owners about the potential of property fraud,” said Douglas County Recorder, Shawnyne Garren. “While we empathize with this concern, the staff of the Recorder’s Office do not have the legal authority to determine the validity or authenticity of a document submitted for recording. Nevada law requires that a document meeting the statutory recording requirements be recorded by my office. Although we cannot guarantee prevention of fraud, I am proud to have worked closely with Helion to design and implement this improved technology and encourage all property owners to register.”

Contact Information:

This service is funded through existing recording fees making it available at no additional cost to taxpayers. NRS 7.285 prohibits the Recorder’s Office from giving legal advice; thus, our staff is unable to explain or provide information regarding the contents of recorded documents.

About Douglas County, Nevada
Douglas County, Nevada, a community to match the scenery, is centrally located just 15 minutes south of Nevada’s state capital and borders Lake Tahoe. Located on Nevada’s western border, the community is framed by the Carson Range of the Sierra Nevada to the west and the Pine Nut Mountains to the east. The community offers miles of open space, expansive ranches and farms, many historical sites and displays, along with numerous outdoor recreation activities. Douglas County is the fifth most populated county in Nevada with approximately 48,000 residents and seasonal populations that can exceed 65,000, due to its proximity to Reno, Carson City and northern California. Douglas County is governed by a five-member elected Board of Commissioners. The County is comprised of ten functional areas – general government, judicial, public safety, public works, sanitation, health, welfare, cultural and recreation, community support and utilities. For more information, visit Douglas County online at

TITLE VI Notice:
 Members of the public who are disabled, require special assistance or accommodations or an interpreter are requested to notify the Douglas County Manager's Office in writing at Post Office Box 218, Minden, Nevada 89423 or by calling 775-782-9821 at least 20 hours in advance of the meeting.