ORS 205.234¹
Requirements for first page of instruments to be recorded
  • cover sheet

(1) When an instrument is presented to a county clerk for recording, the first page of the instrument must contain at least:

(a) The names of the transactions as required in ORS 205.236 (Labeling of instrument to be recorded);

(b) The names of the persons described in ORS 205.125 (County Clerk Lien Record) (1)(a) and (b) and 205.160 (Indexes kept by county clerk);

(c) The person to whom and, for mailing purposes only, the address to which the instrument will be delivered as provided in ORS 205.180 (Entry in appropriate record of instruments received for recording);

(d) For instruments that convey or contract to convey fee title to real estate and for memoranda of the instruments, the true and actual consideration paid for the transfer as required by ORS 93.030 (Contracts to convey, instruments of conveyance and related memoranda to state consideration);

(e) For instruments that convey or contract to convey fee title to real estate, the tax statement information required by ORS 93.260 (Tax statement information required in conveyancing instrument);

(f) For instruments recorded in the County Clerk Lien Record, the information described in ORS 205.125 (County Clerk Lien Record) (1)(c) and (e); and

(g) For instruments that assign a mortgage or trust deed, the name and address of the assignee mortgagee or assignee trust deed beneficiary.

(2) Notwithstanding ORS 205.327 (Penalty for presenting nonstandard instruments for recording), if an instrument presented for recording does not contain the information required by subsection (1) of this section, a cover sheet may be prepared that contains the required information. The person that presents the instrument for recording shall prepare the cover sheet. The cover sheet may be attached to the instrument and must be recorded as a part of the instrument. Any errors in the cover sheet do not affect the transactions contained in the instrument. The cover sheet need not be separately signed or acknowledged. [1991 c.230 §3; 1993 c.321 §4; 2007 c.345 §1; 2011 c.505 §3; 2012 c.47 §4]

1 Legislative Counsel Committee, CHAPTER 205—County Clerks, https://­www.­oregonlegislature.­gov/­bills_laws/­ors/­ors205.­html (2019) (last ac­cessed May 16, 2020).
2 OregonLaws.org contains the con­tents of Volume 21 of the ORS, inserted along­side the per­tin­ent statutes. See the preface to the ORS An­no­ta­tions for more information.
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