What are the requirements that must be met for a document to be recorded?

There are different requirements depending on the type of document, so they all cannot be listed here. It is the responsibility of the person offering the document for recording to make sure (1) that the document is original; (2) that it is signed and that the signatures are properly acknowledged before a notary public; (3) that it is a complete writing and contains the required information such as Grantor and Grantee information, address, phone numbers, legal description of property being conveyed, and indexing instructions; (4) that it is accompanied by the proper fees; and (5) that it is accompanied by a stamped self-addressed envelope so that it can be returned to the party offering it for recordation.