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Lorain County Recorder - Frequently Asked Questions


1. What is your mailing address?
226 Middle Avenue
Elyria, Ohio 44035

2. What is your delivery address?
226 Middle Avenue
First Floor
Elyria, Ohio 44035

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

4. Does your county require a legal description with releases and assignments?
No, only partial release

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?
$2.00 a page

7. What do you charge for copies made by the Recorder's Staff?
$2.00 per page plus $1.00 for Certified Copy

8. Does your county offer on-line access? If so, is there a cost involved?
Yes, http://www.LorainCounty.com/recorder No charge.

9. What is your County Auditor's conveyance fee?
$4.00 per $1000.00

As of November 1, 2012, the Lorain County Recorder's office is unable to accept conveyances and other documents that require the Auditor's stamp, by mail.

10. What is your County Auditor's transfer fee?
.50 cents per parcel

11. Does your county require a SASE or postage?
Envelope and stamp must be provided for all returned instruments

12. Does your county have Registered Land (Torrens)?
Abolished as of January 1, 1995

13. Does your county supply blank forms for purchase?

14. What is your county's document turn-around time?
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?
Recordings that are short in fees are called to see if they want the document sent back or for us to hold it for the money.

We record overages up to $2.00 and send back the money. More than $2.00 are returned unrecorded.