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PRIA Recording Standards

The Kentucky County Clerks Association 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 other margins 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,

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