Definition - What does Recording Fees mean?
Recording fees are paid to a government office when a person wishes to register their interests on a property. When a sale is complete or any property transfer, the new owners must go on record as showing their beneficial interest. A small fee is related to the administrative task of filing the information in the county office where the sale took place or where the property is located.
Justipedia explains Recording Fees
Counties keep records of all property sales in their area and it would be the County Clerk's office that a person would attend to record a sale and pay the fee.