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Lake County, Ohio - Recorder

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BEWARE OF DEED SCAMS

Please contact this office with any questions you may have in regards to obtaining a copy of your deed by mail or by email. We do not charge $89.00 for a copy of your deed.

 
 
CORRECT RECORDING FEES

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')

 
 
STANDARD GUIDELINES

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 RadcliffDear Lake County Resident,
    As your County Recorder, I am responsible for maintaining permanent land records of ownership for every square inch of property in Lake County. I take great care to ensure that the documents received are promptly recorded, accurately indexed and made easily accessible to the public. I welcome any questions you may have, please give me a call or stop into the office.   

    Sincerely,
    Ann M. Radcliffe



    This office will be CLOSED November 27th and 28th for Thanksgiving.


    NOTE: WE DO NOT ACCEPT DEEDS OR TRANSFERS THROUGH THE MAIL.