Your County Recorder

  • Makes a complete, accurate and permanent record of every document pertaining to the conveyance and encumbrance of land within the county.
  • Maintains permanent land records, retains them in archival form and makes them accessible to the public.
  • Serves on the county's Record Commission and the Data Processing Board
  • Collects fees for documents filed in the Recorder's office and pays these monies into the county's general fund and State Housing Trust Fund.
  • Notifies the Board of County Commissioners and Township Trustees annually of their duty to file zoning resolutions, maps and amendments.

Your Type of Official Records Recorded or Maintained Include

  • Deeds
  • Easements
  • Land titles
  • Federal Tax Liens
  • Mortgages
  • Records of veteran burials
  • Rights-of-Way
  • Unemployment Liens
  • Uniform Commercial Code Filings
  • Various types of leases
  • Veteran discharges

Your Recorder's Office Procedures for Processing Each Document Received for Record

  • Time dated
  • Assigned a document number
  • Microfilmed & Imaged
  • Computer indexed