Once your mortgage or deed of trust is paid in full, the bank will record a release or deed of reconveyance to release the lien. Sometimes the bank will send the release or deed of reconveyance to you to record. To release the lien, it is very important to record the release or deed of reconveyance in our office. Your deed, which is your ownership record, was recorded when you originally purchased your property. This filing placed it on public record whether or not you obtained financing. It should have been returned to you at that time.