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Ottawa County Recorder - Frequently Asked Questions


 

1. What is your mailing address?
 
   
Ottawa County Recorder
315 Madison St.
Room 204
Port Clinton, Ohio 43452
 
 

2. What is your delivery address?
 
   
315 Madison St.
Room 204
Port Clinton, Ohio 43452
 
 

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

4. Does your county require a legal description with releases and assignments?
 
   
Yes
 
 

5. Does your county require $4.00 for marginal notations on releases and assignments?
 
   
Yes $4.00 for each notation requested
 
 

6. What do you charge for copies made by the public?
 
   
10 cents per page
 
 

7. What do you charge for copies made by the Recorder's Staff?
 
   
$2.00 for plat copies and any copy made from microfilm or from microfilm to electronic image.
 
 

8. Does your county offer on-line access? If so, is there a cost involved?
 
   
Yes, please see http://www.uslandrecords.com. Indexes to recorded documents are on-line.
 
 

9. What is your County Auditor's conveyance fee?
 
   
$2.00 per $1000.00
 
 

10. What is your County Auditor's transfer fee?
 
   
50 cents per parcel. $1.00 for Erie Islands Resort and Marina
 
 

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

12. Does your county have Registered Land (Torrens)?
 
   
No
 
 

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

14. What is your county's document turn-around time?
 
   
One working day is our usual practice.
 
 

15. Does your office record Soldiers Discharge Records (DD214)?
 
   
Yes. But Ohio law restricts who may access these records or obtain copies of them.
 
 

16. What is your policy for handling documents that are over or under in filing fees?
 
   
Documents must be accompanied by no less than the recording or filing fees. If in doubt, it is better for the sender to remit more than the required amount. All change will be returned by mail with the recorded document/s and a computerized receipt.