Nevada Counties and Townships: Formation, Government and Officers

Sec. § 247.305
Fees: Amount; collection; disposition of excess payment; payment to county treasurer.


1.

If another statute specifies the fee to be charged for a service, county recorders shall charge and collect only the fee specified. Otherwise, unless prohibited by NRS 375.060, county recorders shall charge and collect the following fees:

(a)

For recording a document...................................................................................... $25

(b)

For copying a record, for each page...................................................................... $1

(c)

For certifying, including certificate and seal......................................................... $4

(d)

For a certified copy of a certificate of marriage.................................................. $10

(e)

For a certified abstract of a certificate of marriage............................................. $10

(f)

For a certified copy of a certificate of marriage or for a certified abstract of a certificate of marriage, the additional sum of $5 for the Account for Aid for Victims of Domestic Violence in the State General Fund. The fees collected for this purpose must be paid over to the county treasurer by the county recorder on or before the fifth day of each month for the preceding calendar month, and must be credited to that Account. The county treasurer shall, on or before the 15th day of each month, remit those fees deposited by the recorder to the State Controller for credit to that Account.

2.

Except as otherwise provided in this subsection and NRS 375.060, a county recorder may charge and collect, in addition to any fee that a county recorder is otherwise authorized to charge and collect, an additional fee not to exceed $5 for recording a document, instrument, paper, notice, deed, conveyance, map, chart, survey or any other writing. A county recorder may not charge the additional fee authorized in this subsection for recording an originally signed certificate of marriage described in NRS 122.120. On or before the fifth day of each month, the county recorder shall pay the amount of fees collected by him or her pursuant to this subsection to the county treasurer for credit to the account established pursuant to NRS 247.306.

3.

Except as otherwise provided in this subsection and NRS 375.060, a county recorder shall charge and collect, in addition to any fee that a county recorder is otherwise authorized to charge and collect, an additional fee of $5 for recording a document, instrument, paper, notice, deed, conveyance, map, chart, survey or any other writing. A county recorder shall not charge the additional fee authorized in this subsection for recording an originally signed certificate of marriage described in NRS 122.120. On or before the fifth day of each month, the county recorder shall pay the amount of fees collected by him or her pursuant to this subsection to the county treasurer. On or before the 15th day of each month, the county treasurer shall remit the money received by him or her pursuant to this subsection in the following amounts for each fee received:

(a)

Three dollars:

(1)

To the organization operating the program for legal services for the indigent that receives the fees charged pursuant to NRS 19.031 to be used to provide legal services for:
(I) Protected persons or proposed protected persons who are adults in guardianship proceedings; and
(II) If sufficient funding exists, protected persons or proposed protected persons who are minors in guardianship proceedings, including, without limitation, any guardianship proceeding involving an allegation of financial mismanagement of the estate of a minor; or

(2)

If the organization described in subparagraph (1) does not exist in the judicial district, to an account maintained by the county for the exclusive use of the district court to pay the reasonable compensation and expenses of attorneys to represent protected persons and proposed protected persons who are adults and do not have the ability to pay such compensation and expenses, in accordance with NRS 159.0485.

(b)

One dollar to the State Treasurer for credit to the Account to Assist Persons Formerly in Foster Care established pursuant to NRS 432.017.

(c)

One dollar to an account maintained by the county for the exclusive use of the district court to pay the compensation of investigators appointed by the court pursuant to NRS 159A.046.

4.

Except as otherwise provided in this subsection and NRS 375.060, a board of county commissioners may, in addition to any fee that a county recorder is otherwise authorized to charge and collect, impose by ordinance a fee of not more than $6 for recording a document, instrument, paper, notice, deed, conveyance, map, chart, survey or any other writing. A county recorder shall not charge the additional fee authorized by this subsection for recording an originally signed certificate of marriage described in NRS 122.120. On or before the fifth day of each month, the county recorder shall pay the amount of fees collected by him or her pursuant to this subsection to the county treasurer. On or before the 15th day of each month, the county treasurer shall remit the money received by him or her pursuant to this subsection to the organization operating the program for legal services for the indigent that receives the fees charged pursuant to NRS 19.031 to be used to provide legal services for abused and neglected children, including, without limitation, to compensate attorneys appointed to represent such children pursuant to NRS 128.100 and 432B.420.

5.

Except as otherwise provided in subsection 6, a county recorder shall not charge or collect any fees for any of the services specified in this section when rendered by the county recorder to:

(a)

The county in which the county recorder’s office is located.

(b)

The State of Nevada or any city or town within the county in which the county recorder’s office is located, if the document being recorded:

(1)

Conveys to the State, or to that city or town, an interest in land;

(2)

Is a mortgage or deed of trust upon lands within the county which names the State or that city or town as beneficiary;

(3)

Imposes a lien in favor of the State or that city or town; or

(4)

Is a notice of the pendency of an action by the State or that city or town.

6.

A county recorder shall charge and collect the fees specified in this section for copying any document at the request of the State of Nevada, and any city or town within the county. For copying, and for his or her certificate and seal upon the copy, the county recorder shall charge the regular fee.

7.

If the amount of money collected by a county recorder for a fee pursuant to this section:

(a)

Exceeds by $5 or less the amount required by law to be paid, the county recorder shall deposit the excess payment with the county treasurer for credit to the county general fund.

(b)

Exceeds by more than $5 the amount required by law to be paid, the county recorder shall refund the entire amount of the excess payment.

8.

Except as otherwise provided in subsection 2, 3, 4 or 7 or by an ordinance adopted pursuant to the provisions of NRS 244.207, county recorders shall, on or before the fifth working day of each month, account for and pay to the county treasurer all such fees collected during the preceding month.

9.

For the purposes of this section, “State of Nevada,” “county,” “city” and “town” include any department or agency thereof and any officer thereof in his or her official capacity.
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