Definition - What does Document Recording mean?
Document recording refers to the act of officially documenting a real estate document into the government records. In nearly all cases, real estate documents are recorded in the county in which the real property that is being recorded is located. Almost all real estate transactions should be recorded in this manner including: mortgages, easements, judgments, deeds, and foreclosures,
Justipedia explains Document Recording
The purpose of having a system in place where all real estate transactions are recorded is to provide the general public with accurate information as to who owns what property in that particular county.