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Deeds that transfer real property are now being accepted for e-recording by the Auditor, Engineer and Recorder (via Simplifile). For more information about E-Recording with our office please click here.

COVID-19 Office Update



The Franklin County Recorder’s Office is accepting documents completed with both electronic and online notarization as long as they meet the requirements set forth by the Ohio Legislature and the Ohio Secretary of State. Please visit the link below and call our office with any additional questions.

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Mission Statement

The Mission of the Franklin County Recorder's Office is to record, preserve, protect and retrieve real estate, personal property, and other records for the public so their property interests are safeguarded, and so those records can be efficiently retrieved.


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Documents relating to real property transactions are stored in the Recorder's Office and made viewable through our Public Records Search website. In order for these documents to be accepted for recording, they must meet the requirements set by the Ohio Revised Code.

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Living Wills

Living Wills may be recorded in our office for safekeeping. By recording your Living Will with the Franklin County Recorder, you ensure easy access to this important document by your loved ones and medical personnel in the event of an emergency.

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Veteran Services

Veterans are strongly encouraged to record their military discharge documents with our office for safekeeping. In recent years, the Recorder's Office has expanded the types of services offered to veterans. Click below to see all the services offered.

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Recorder News

5/21/2020 -  Busy April, May for Franklin County Recorder’s Office, Despite Pandemic

While submissions of deed, mortgage paperwork and other documents likely will slow down later in the year with an expected economic downturn because of COVID-19, it’s been mostly business as usual during the ongoing pandemic. Click here for the full Columbus Dispatch article.

2/25/2020 - Recorder Extends Paid Time Off For New Parents

Employees in the county recorder’s office will receive up to three months paid time off to care for newborns or adopted children. That’s up from two weeks paid maternity and paternity leave. Click here for the full Columbus Dispatch article.

8/8/2019 - Notice of Increased Recording Fees

The Ohio Legislature has passed HB 166 which will increase recording fees on most documents by $6.00. Please see the Ohio Recorder Association's press release located here for more details.

9/4/2018 - Recorder Files Complaint with AG's Office to Stop Scammers

Today, Franklin County Recorder Daniel J. O’Connor, Jr. filed a complaint with the Ohio Attorney General’s office as homeowners continue to report receiving, what appears to be, illegal solicitations. To view more click here.  


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