Errors and Omissions: This is a working index and may contain errors and omissions due to errors in the preparation of the original document or in the indexing. The indexes are double entry verified.
Images: The images are authentic reproductions of the actual document, and the quality is usually good. However, blue or light-colored ink used on original documents will not reproduce well. A few older documents may be illegible since there was no requirement for legibility until 1997.
Wall dates: Documents are recorded in the order presented. The general rule is that the grantor-grantee (or party) index is available the next working day after being recorded. The image is available by noon of the next working day after the date recorded. The tract index is available three working days after the date recorded. Documents will be verified within five business days. There are occasional exceptions due to equipment failures and high recording volumes. Send an email to the Columbia County Register of Deeds when you must have more specific information about wall dates.
What records can I access? In Columbia County, the index and images of real estate documents recorded begin January 1, 1986. If you need to obtain copies of federal tax liens, federal tax lien releases, lis pendens releases, and UCC documents prior to January 1, 1998; you will need to contact the Register of Deeds office for copies.