Recording Fees

General Requirements:

  • $20 for documents with one (1) to six (6) pages
  • $65 for documents with seven (7) to twenty-five (25) pages
  • $3 per page for any additional page over 25 pages
  • All documents must have a 3" margin across the top of the first page for recording information
    • NDCC 11-18-05.1a(4) "A space of at least three inches [7.62 centimeters] must be provided across the top of the first page of each instrument for the recorder's recording information. If a space of at least three inches [7.62 centimeters] is not provided across the top of the first page, the recorder shall add a page, and an additional page charge must be levied in accordance with the fee structure."
      • Submitters can add a cover page with the title of the document at least three inches from the top of the page and this will serve as the first page. This would ensure the submitter knows exactly how many pages will be counted
      • If the recorder must add a page and a 6 page document results in 7 pages the $65 fee will be charged
      • If the recorder adds a page to a 25 or more page document, the additional $3 per page will be assessed
  • Documents must have a 1-inch margin at either the top, bottom, or side of each page. If not available, an additional $10 fee will be charged
  • Documents that satisfy, release, assign, subordinate, continue, amend or extend, will have an additional $3 fee for each document number (book/page) after the first 10 related document numbers are referenced
  • Documents containing section, township, range legal descriptions will be charged an additional $1 fee for each section listed after the first 10 sections


  • Subdivision plat fee for lots 1-20 is $20; over 20 lots is $50    


FILED documents:

  • $10 filing fee
  • Original documents that are stored in our office
    • Corner Monument Records
    • Burial Permits
    • Wills for safekeeping
    • Power of Attorneys (you may also Record these)

 Copy Request fees

  • $1 per page
  • $3 fee to Email or Fax a recorded document
  • For a certified copy, $5 for the first page & $2 for each additional page
  • For a full size copy of a Subdivision Plat, $5

 NDRIN -North Dakota Recorders Information Network

  • $30 a month
  • $1 per page for copies
  • Cass County & 49 other ND counties upload their documents to NDRIN
  • Cass County records go back to 1990 online

 UCC/CNS fees -Uniform Commercial Code/Central Notice System

  • UCC/CNS filings are to be filed online with the Secretary of State
  • Fixture Filings are to be filed online and also recorded in the proper County, with the same recording fees as above