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Lake County, Ohio - Recorder

Recorder Announcements


Copies of deeds that currently exist in digital format are free via email. Certified copies are $2.00 per page and $1.00 for the certification. Please call this office with any questions you may have in regards to obtaining a copy of your deed by mail or by email.


EFFECTIVE May 13th, 2013 this office will no longer issue reimbursements for recording fees. Checks presented to this office at the time of filing must reflect the correct total recording fee.  (See 'Schedule of Fees')


On July 1, 2009,  HB 525 went into effect which created standardized guidelines for documents recorded in this office. Documents that do not comform to the standard guidelines will still be accepted, but a $20.00 penalty fee will be charged. (ORC §317.114)

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    Welcome to the Lake County Recorder's Web Site!

    Ann RadcliffOur goal is to provide prompt, efficient and accurate service to the public. Our top priority is to keep meeting the high standards expected by you of your public officials. I enjoy serving as your Lake County Recorder and appreciate your support.

    Ann M. Radcliffe
    Lake County Recorder

    Our Mission:

    "To preserve and provide for the public a true and reliable, readily accessible, permanent account of real property, both historic and current, and to do so with the highest quality of professional service."