Ohio Recorders Association


Ohio Recorders Association



Lake County Recorder

105 Main Street
Painesville, OH 44077

Mailing Address:
P.O. Box 490
Painesville, Ohio 44077

Phone: 440-350-2510
Fax: 440-350-5940

Office Hours: Monday – Friday 8:00-4:00

On Line Search: http://www.lakecountyohio.gov/recorder

*ATTENTION: Effective July 1, 2005, Lake County will only accept a conveyance by mail if the Auditor’s stamp is already on the document. The Recorder’s Office will not walk a conveyance through the map department and Auditor’s office.



1. What is your mailing address?

P.O. Box 490
Painesville, Ohio 44077

2. What is your delivery address?

105 Main St.
Painesville, Ohio 44077

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


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


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


6. What do you charge for copies made by the public?

.10 (ten cents) per page

7. What do you charge for copies made by the Recorder's Staff?

$2.00 per page

8. Does your county offer on-line access? If so, is there a cost involved?

Indexes of records are available dating back to 1986. See http://www.lakecountyohio.gov/recorder. No Charge.

9. What is your County Auditor's conveyance fee?

$4.00 per thousand

10. What is your County Auditor's transfer fee?

50 cents per parcel

11. Does your county require a SASE or postage?


12. Does your county have Registered Lane (Torrens)?


13. Does your county supply blank forms for purchase?


14. What is your county's document turn-around time?

1-2 days

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


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

Effective May 13, 2013: Lake County will no longer issue reimbursements for recording fees. Checks presented to this office must reflect the correct recording fee or the documents will be returned to the sender.