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Hamilton County Recorder - Frequently Asked Questions


 

1. What is your mailing address?
 
   
Hamilton County Recorder
138 E. Court St. Room #205
Cincinnati, Ohio 45202
 
 

2. What is your delivery address?
 
   
Hamilton County Recorder
138 E. Court St. Room #205
Cincinnati, Ohio 45202
 
 

3. Does your county have tract (geographical) indexing?
 
   
Yes
 
 

4. Does your county require a legal description with releases and assignments?
 
   
Yes, per ORC 5301.46
 
 

5. Does your county require $4.00 for marginal notations on releases and assignments?
 
   
Hamilton County does not do marginal notations
 
 

6. What do you charge for copies made by the public?
 
   
.25 cents if self served
$2.00 if made by HCRO Staff
 
 

7. What do you charge for copies made by the Recorder's Staff?
 
   
$2.00 plus $1.00 for certified seal if requested
 
 

8. Does your county offer on-line access? If so, is there a cost involved?
 
   
Yes. Images available online. No cost.
 
 

9. What is your County Auditor's conveyance fee?
 
   
Please contact the County Auditor at www.hamiltoncountyauditor.org
 
 

10. What is your County Auditor's transfer fee?
 
   
Please contact the County Auditor at www.hamiltoncountyauditor.org
 
 

11. Does your county require a SASE or postage?
 
   
Yes, SASE
 
 

12. Does your county have Registered Land (Torrens)?
 
   
Yes, however, effective Tuesday November 10, 2015 @ 3:00pm, any Registered Land document will be indexed in the traditional recording system pursuant to ORC 5310.50.
 
 

13. Does your county supply blank forms for purchase?
 
   
No
 
 

14. What is your county's document turn-around time?
 
   
Typically 2 to 3 working days on non registered land
 
 

15. Does your office record Soldiers Discharge Records (DD214)?
 
   
Yes
 
 

16. What is your policy for handling documents that are over or under in filing fees?
 
   
Shortages are returned unrecorded.

Overages are recorded and refunded overage amount.