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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, http://www.pria.us
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