PRIA Standards for Recording Documents

The Kentucky County ClerksAssociation has formally adopted the Property Records Industry Association(PRIA) standards for Real Estate Document Formatting as of January 1, 2020.

Legibility Standards are as follows:

Paper weight: 20 lb

Paper size: 8 ½ x 11 preferred; 8 ½ x 14 accepted

Paper color: White; no water marks

Staples or binding: None

One or two side print: One side only

Impression Seals: None allowed

Colored highlight markers: None allowed

Margins: Top 3” of first page recommended for Recorder use,especially on right side of page (not recommended on last page); all othermargins 1”

Ink color: Black preferred, with dark blue signatures

Font: 10-point Times New Roman or equivalent

Spacing: 9 lines per inch maximum

Adopted by PRIA Board of January 13, 2016,

These formatting standards are preferred but in order to allow time for everyone to get their software & supplies compliant we are not rejecting documents that are non compliant for about 90 days.  They will be enforced beginning April 1, 2020