RECORDER’S OFFICE

 

Welcome to the Recorder’s Office

Monday 8:30 AM to 5:00 PM     Tuesday through Friday 8:30 AM to 4:00 PM

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The Van Wert County Recorder’s Office does not accept deeds or any other form of real estate conveyance by mail.

We do accept all documents for eRecording.

 

***ADVISORY***

NOTICE OF STATEWIDE RECORDING FEE CHANGES DUE TO LEGISLATIVE ACTION

Effective October 17, 2019, statewide recording fees for most documents will increase by $6.00 due to the enactment of HB 166 state budget legislation. The new recording fee for the first two pages will be $34.00 (previously $28.00). Each additional page remains the same as current law at $8.00. Half of all recording fees collected are required to be submitted to the state to the credit of the Ohio Housing Trust Fund. (Ohio Revised Code 317.32 & 317.36).

Sample Recording Fee Table Effective October 17, 2019

Number of PagesRecording Fee
1 or 2 Pages$34.00
3 Pages$42.00
4 Pages$50.00
5 Pages$58.00
6 Pages$66.00
7 Pages$74.00
8 Pages$82.00
9 Pages$90.00
10 Pages$98.00

 

NOTICE OF POLICY CHANGE

 

Beginning Tuesday, September 3rd, 2019

The Van Wert County Recorder’s Office will no longer give cash or change back for checks written over the amount of the recording fee.  This includes the fifty cent per parcel fee that goes to the Auditor’s office. The Auditor’s fees are separate from ours and can no longer be added to the check payable to the Recorder.  If you pay with cash, you must also have the exact amount with you.

Attention Veterans!
Ohio Law empowers the County Recorder to record your discharge (DD 214) at no charge, but only if you request it.     Please stop by our office for more information.
Online Van Wert County Tax and Real Estate Records may be found at the
Van Wert County Auditor’s website.