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We recommend that you consult an attorney for assistance in preparing a document to record.
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Ohio law does not allow us to perform the research to answer your question. Come in, or send someone, to the Recorder’s office to search the records and determine whether there are liens. A professional title examiner can do this work for you.
Yes, you may send them by regular mail, by express mail or by courier to the Recorder's Office.
No, you must have a new document prepared and then bring it to be recorded.
No, in most cases. However, there will be a charge if the presenter requests that a notation to refer to the deed is made.
You may pay for a recording fee by cash, check. We do not accept credit cards.
The fee to record most documents is $34 for the 1st two pages. Every additional page is $8.00 per page.
Tell us the name of the owner or tell us who owned the property immediately prior to the current owner. It will also help if you know the legal description of the property. Mailing addresses are not on file here. If the mailing address is the only information that you have, please call the office of the County Auditor first at 419-734-6740.
Please note that if you obtain information from our office by phone, it is your responsibility to verify its accuracy by examining the documents yourself or having a professional do this work on your behalf.
Yes, the cost is $2 per page for each copy. Provide the fee and cite the volume and page(s) for which you need a copy to the Recorder's Office. If requesting that the copy be sent by mail, provide a self-addressed, stamped envelope. If requesting the copy to be emailed, provide the email address. The fee may be paid by cash, check. Credit cards payment is not accepted.