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

Digital images displayed online are unofficial copies, as noted by the “COPY” watermark. Official Record copies can also be purchased and downloaded online for $1 per page. Please contact the office at [email protected] or (775) 782-9025 to purchase certified copies of any land records.

1972-Present - Recorded documents from 1972 to the present are fully digitized and searchable online by keying in the party name or document number. Ongoing efforts are being made to index historic records back through 1960. 

1855-1972 - Digital index and document images for Official Records 1960-1972 and Deeds, Kinsey & Patent records 1855-1959 are searchable online.   

MAPS - All recorded maps are searchable online and can be searched by party name, document number or by section, township and range using the Advanced Search feature.

MARRIAGES - Index only can be searched online for marriage records 1949-present. Certified or non-certified copies can be ordered online. Marriage record images are not viewable online. 

Recorded document images
from historic records not available online are searchable on microfilm or microfiche 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, formerly 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

Map

Ph: 775-782-9025

Fx: 775-783-6413

Hours of Operation

Monday - Friday

Public Counter 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.

(Open through the lunch hour)

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County News

Posted: Aug 09, 2022

Martin Slough Trail Dedication Ceremony

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Posted: Jul 22, 2022

Douglas County Community Grants Applications Available For 2023 CDBG Grant Cycle

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Posted: Jul 14, 2022

Douglas County Honors Judge Jones

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Posted: Jul 12, 2022

Seeman Ranch Park Grand Opening

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Posted: Jul 11, 2022

Start Time Changed for the Board of County Commissioners Meeting on July 20, 2022, Changed to 9:00 AM

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Posted: Jul 01, 2022

Douglas County Accepting Waitlist VHR Applications From July 1 – July 31 Applications Can be Submitted Online, In-Person, Or by Mail

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Posted: Jun 23, 2022

Douglas County Board of County Commissioners July Meeting Date Changed

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Posted: Jun 17, 2022

Martin Slough Multimodal Trail Project is Complete

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Posted: Jun 13, 2022

Douglas County Public Library Welcomes Tim DeGhelder as New Library Director

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Posted: Jun 08, 2022

Martin Slough Multimodal Trail Project 95% Complete

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Posted: May 31, 2022

Clerk Treasurer’s Office Now Livestreaming Voting Process

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Posted: May 11, 2022

Douglas County Sheriff’s Office Asking the Public to Be Aware of Catalytic Converter Thefts

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Posted: Apr 29, 2022

County Assessor Launches New Parcel Data Base Software

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Posted: Apr 13, 2022

Douglas County is Planning Completion of Martin Slough Trail For Late Summer 2022

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Posted: Apr 11, 2022

Board of County Commissioners Accepting Applications for Advisory Board to Manage Wildlife

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Posted: Mar 23, 2022

Douglas County Announces Budget Hearings for the Fiscal Year 2022-23 Tentative Budget Planning and Adoption

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Posted: Mar 16, 2022

Douglas County Clerk Treasurer's Office Launches Redistricting Maps

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Posted: Mar 10, 2022

Douglas County Clerk-Treasurer Accepting Applications for Election Workers

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Posted: Mar 09, 2022

Douglas County Seeking Requests for ARPA Funding

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Posted: Mar 07, 2022

Douglas County Board of County Commissioners Accepting Applications for the Planning Commission

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Posted: Mar 04, 2022

Fun Ways to Unplug for a Day in Douglas County

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Posted: Mar 04, 2022

Douglas County Celebrates Social Work Month

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Posted: Feb 25, 2022

Douglas County Board of County Commissioners Accepting Applications for the Audit Committee

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Posted: Feb 24, 2022

Douglas County Completes Breakwater Safety Enhancement at Topaz Lake Campground Boat Ramp

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Posted: Feb 11, 2022

Board of County Commissioners to Review Draft Ordinance to Dissolve the Elected Office of the Constable

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Posted: Feb 11, 2022

Douglas County Community Grant Applications Available February 18, 2022

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Posted: Feb 08, 2022

At-Home COVID-19 Test Kits Available at Douglas County Community Centers

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Posted: Feb 04, 2022

Douglas County Board of County Commissioners Approves New Start Time of Board of County Commissioner Meetings to 10:00 a.m.

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Posted: Feb 03, 2022

Douglas County Board of County Commissioners Accepting Applications for the Carson Water Subconvervancy District

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Posted: Feb 03, 2022

Douglas County Board of County Commissioners Extends Invitation to Religious or Civic Organizations to Lead Invocations

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Posted: Jab 28, 2022

Douglas County Historic Courthouse Services Restored

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Posted: Jab 27, 2022

Douglas County Historic Courthouse Experiencing a Network and Phone Outage

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Posted: Jab 20, 2022

Douglas County Board of County Commissioners Accepting Applications for Volunteer Advisory Board Positions

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Posted: Jab 19, 2022

Douglas County Awards Over $120,000 in Community Grants to Local Non-Profit Organizations

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Posted: Dec 30, 2021

Douglas County Using New Agenda Software - Peak

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Posted: Dec 29, 2021

Douglas County Announces Closure of Warming Shelter

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Posted: Dec 26, 2021

Douglas County Officials Announce Closure of All County Offices on Monday, December 27, 2021

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Posted: Dec 21, 2021

Douglas County Recorder’s Office Offers New Subscription-Based Recording Notification Service

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Posted: Dec 17, 2021

Vehicle Registration Renewal Drop-Off Services Return to Tahoe General Services Office in Stateline

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Posted: Dec 13, 2021

Douglas County Officials Announce Delayed Openings or Closures Due to Winter Storm Warning

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Posted: Dec 06, 2021

Douglas County Seeks Public Input on Redistricting Maps

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Posted: Nov 23, 2021

Douglas County Awarded Certificate of Achievement for Excellence for Financial Reporting from Government Finance Officers Association

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Posted: Nov 22, 2021

Douglas County Hires Brook Adie as New Assistant Director Community Services

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Posted: Nov 16, 2021

Douglas County Participates in The Nevada Speed Test

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Bently Nevada, a Baker Hughes business announces 2022 donation to Douglas County Community & Senior Center

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Douglas County ranked 1st in Nevada for Health Rankings

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County Provides Interim Support Service to the Town of Genoa

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Douglas County Hires Chief of Staff

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