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Carol Fey, Recorder (right)

Eva Becker, Deputy (left)

Phone: 288-5150

Fax: 701-288-3671

Mailing Address:               Street Address:
PO Box 79                           112 1st St. NE
Ashley, ND 58413               Ashley, ND 58413
Business Hours: 8:00 am - 12:00 pm
                             1:00 pm - 4:30 pm
                             Monday - Friday

The County Recorders office is one of the offices formally organized by the Constitutional Convention of 1889, and in some counties existed as part of the Territorial Offices.  County Recorder officers are elected to four-year terms which begin January 1.
The information filed and recorded in the recorders office is used by the auditor, treasurer, commissioners and other county officials, along with the general public and business entities. The real estate record is the basis for the auditor's assessment rolls and the tax collection process of the treasurer.

County Recorder Duties
  • Keep a record of each patent, deed, mortgage, bill of sale, security agreement, judgment, decree, lien, certificate of sale and other instruments required to be filed or recorded in proper books provided for such recording, upon receipt of the filing or recording fees.
  • Each recorded document shall also state the date, hour and minute of the date when it was filed, the book of records in which it is recorded and the page upon which it is recorded.
  • Maintain a reception book, grantor/grantee index and land tract index.
  • Assist the public in finding information as found in the real estate record.  (NDACo)



NDRIN - North Dakota Recorders Information Network – Since April, 2011 all recorded documents are sent to NDRIN and are available to view and purchase copies.  There is a subscription fee and a copy fee.  You can access NDRIN at

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