By Matthew A. Quick Typically, in order to correct a deed that has been recorded, the original, recorded deed must be used. The information on the deed that requires correction must not be erased or scribbled out and corrected, but crossed out and corrected. The corrected deed must state that the deed is being re-recorded to correct [whatever the error or deficiency]. In addition, a new filing fee will be collected, therefore, there must be enough space on the first page of the deed for a new stamp. If there is not enough room on the first page of the deed for a new stamp then a cover page must be added.
Explore the accuracy of this process with the recorder's office before altering any deed.