The Register of Deeds is a constitutional officer, elected to a two-year term by the citizens of Belknap County. The Register of Deeds serves as custodian and manager of a large number of public records on a day to day basis and is charged with the integrity, completeness and safekeeping of these public records. Types of Contracts A contract may relate to virtually any type of transaction. Contracts may relate to performance of a service, sale, or transfer of ownership of property, or a combination of these types of transactions. A contract under seal, as we have seen, derives its validity from the form in which it finds expression; therefore, if the instrument is proved, the contract is proved, unless it can be shown to have been executed under such circumstances as preclude the formation of contract, or to have been delivered to a third person under conditions which ... Duties of the Recorder of Deeds With Respect to General Recording Requirements Legal advice cannot be provided by this office. Staff cannot help you complete legal forms or provide legal advice of any type.