An instrument that has been previously recorded may be rerecorded to make corrections in the original instrument.
The county clerk shall record an instrument presented for rerecording as provided in subsection (1) of this section. The corrected instrument need not be acknowledged again. The person presenting the instrument for rerecording shall cause a rerecording certificate to be affixed to the first page of the instrument or to a cover sheet authorized by ORS 205.234 (Requirements for first page of instruments to be recorded) (2) added as a new first page to the instrument. The rerecording certificate shall contain the words “RERECORDED AT THE REQUEST OF _____ TO CORRECT_____. PREVIOUSLY RECORDED IN BOOK _____ AND PAGE___, OR AS FEE NUMBER___.”
A certified copy of a recorded instrument may not be altered for the purpose of correcting the original instrument. The person presenting the instrument may present an unaltered certified copy of the recorded instrument when it is attached to a cover sheet authorized by ORS 205.234 (Requirements for first page of instruments to be recorded) (2). The cover sheet must contain the rerecording certificate described in subsection (2) of this section. The rerecorded document may include attachments identified on the cover sheet that are necessary to make the corrections.
A county clerk shall not incur civil or criminal liability, either personally or in an official capacity, for recording a corrected instrument under this section. [1991 c.230 §9; 2009 c.302 §1]