What do I need to record a deed?

Deeds brought to the County Recorder's Office for recording must contain the following information:

  • Name(s) of the buyer(s) and seller(s);
  • Legal description of the property  (can be obtained from our Copy Center);
  • Signature(s) of the seller(s);
  • Preparation statement  (if notarized in the State of Ohio);
  • Transfer or No Transfer stamp from the Auditor's Deed Transfer Department and the Engineer's approval are necessary if the property requires it.

The execution is according to the state in which the signature was notarized. The notary must contain the following:

  • A notary statement;
  • Notary's signature;
  • Notary expiration date.

Recording Fees:

  • $34.00 for the first two pages and $8.00 for each additional page.
  • $20 standardization fee will need to be added if there is not a clear 3" margin on the top of the first page.
  • Cash or check/money order made payable to:  Montgomery County Recorder

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1. How long does it take to get a document recorded?
2. What do I need to record a deed?
3. What is required to record a mortgage?
4. How do I change the name on a deed?
5. My mortgage has been released; will you send me a new deed?
6. Are there any liens on my property?
7. How do I find a current property owner?
8. How do I get a copy of my service discharge (DD214)?
9. How do I get a copy of birth and death records?
10. How do I get a copy of a divorce decree?
11. Where can I find the blue prints to my house?
12. How can I find the age of a house?
13. How did the Recorder's office get started?