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The Recorder's Office in Hillsboro, OR told me they do not

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The Recorder's Office in Hillsboro, OR told me they do not record Promissory Notes.
I have a Promissory Note that states it is to act as a Lien against a home property in
case that property is sold or goes into a reverse mortgage.
What options do I have in order for the Recorder's Office to file this Lien?
(IE, can I submit a Notarized Affidavit with the Promissory Note attached? Or, must
I get it re-written AS a Lien? Or, is there some other label I must use for the Recorder's
Office to accept my Note?)
Submitted: 2 years ago.
Category: Real Estate Law
Expert:  Loren replied 2 years ago.
Thank you for using JustAnswer. I am Loren, a licensed attorney, and I will do whatever I can to answer your question.
A promissory not is not recordable. If it is secured by real estate then the document to record to put others on notice and secure your priority is a mortgage.
Here is a link which will create a mortgage for you at a nominal charge:
http://www.lawdepot.com/contracts/mortgage-agreement/
Best regards.
Loren