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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

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.

9/04/2018 - 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.  

11/07/2017 - SCAM ALERT

Franklin County property owners, please be aware of a scam that is being mailed out across our county. These scammers are contacting you and asking for up to $89 in order to be mailed back a copy of your property deed. Here in the Franklin County Recorder’s office, we provide copies of deeds for free and certified copies of deeds for $2 per page and $1 for certification (a total of $5 for two-page deeds). You can click the Search Records button at the top of this page to search your property and print off any related documents, free of charge. There is never a need to go through a third-party to obtain information that relates to you or your family that is publicly available. I would like to thank those of you who have continued to contact the Recorder’s office to bring attention to this scam. Our customer service team is available from 8AM - 5PM,  Monday through Friday to answer your questions at (614) 525-3930. Please click here to view an example of a solicitation letter.

03/08/2017 - Policy Updates                                                                                               


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