The County Recorder was one of the first offices created by the Constitution of the State of Indiana in 1816. The Recorder is elected to a 4-year term, with a 2 term limitation. It is the primary duty of the County Recorder to record instruments submitted for recording and maintain those records for perpetuity.
Recording of Deeds
The Recorder's Office is responsible for recording the deed but you must first have it reviewed by the Assessor's Office (2nd floor) and then transferred by the Auditor's Office (1st floor-Transfer & Mapping) before you proceed to the 3rd floor for Recording. Other than mechanics liens, the Recorder's Office deadline for recording documents is 4:15 p.m. To allow time for staff to process deeds for recording the Auditor's Office will not accept documents after 4:00 p.m. Please be aware there are fees collected in the Auditor's Office and Recorder's Office. The Auditor's Office only accepts cash or check. The Recorder's Office accepts cash, check or credit card but the credit card company will assess a convenience fee of $.40 + 1.96% of the transaction amount.
The Recorder's Staff will not search public records or give any legal opinions. If you know the recording information, you may request a copy from our office. Otherwise, you may come in and use one of our public access computers.
You may now search our recorded documents online. Our deed index extends back to February 1949 and miscellaneous records are back to 1983. We have partnered with Doxpop, so if you would like to learn more, please visit their website.