The register of deeds is responsible for the custody and safe keeping of all books, records, maps, and papers kept or deposited in his or her office.
The register of deeds must record or cause to be recorded all documents presented to him or her for recording. Every deed recorded must be recorded in the order and at the time of delivery to the register of deeds.
The register of deeds may not record plats and subdivisions unless they have been approved by the proper authority.
The register or deeds must endorse every instrument filed for record with the year, month, day, hour, and minute. This information, along with the book and page or computer system where the document can be found, must also be entered in the proper indexes for later reference.