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2023 Highlights

 

The Franklin County Recorder’s Office observed a notable decrease in real-property documents submitted for recording in 2023 compared to recent years. This decrease reflects the shift away from the red-hot housing market trends of the ‘pandemic-era’ (2020 – 2022), a time when our office saw record high year-end document recording totals. Despite the slowing of real-estate transactions, the Franklin County Recorder’s Office continued to work full speed to provide excellent customer service and increase accessibility of our services for residents and community partners in Franklin County.

The cooling of the pandemic-era housing market was reflected in the decrease of documents recorded at the Franklin County Recorder’s Office throughout 2023. The market’s slowdown is likely a result of increasing mortgage interest rates and a consistently low inventory of homes for sale.

- The total number of documents recorded in 2023 was 135,434. This is a decrease of 22.6% from the total recorded a year prior in 2022 (175,132 documents) and 42.2% lower than the record high processed in 2021 (234,197).

- The average number of documents recorded per month in 2023 was 11,286. The highest monthly total number of documents recorded was in August (13,356) and the lowest total number of documents recorded was in February (9,143).

- More than two-thirds of documents were submitted virtually via the e-Recording process. About 69.6% of all documents recorded in 2023 were submitted to the office online via the e-Recording process, instead of in-person.

 

 

2016

2017

2018

2019

2020

2021

2022

2023

Total Recorded Documents

179,746

183,205

175,864

176,139

209,193

234,197

175,132

135,434

% Change In Recordings

+0.4%

+1.9%

-4.0%

+0.2%

+18.8%

+12.0%

-25.2%

-22.6%

Total Paper Documents

135,966

136,605

131,514

126,394

100,011

72,312

49,066

41,128

% Of Total Documents
On Paper

75.6%

74.5%

74.7%

71.7%

47.8%

30.8%

28.0%

30.3%

% Change In Documents
On Paper

 

+0.4%

-3.72%

-3.8%

-20.8%

-27.6%

-32.1%

-16.1%

Total e-Recorded Documents

43,780

46,600

44,350

49,745

109,182

161,885

126,066

94,301

% Of Total Documents
e-Recorded

24.4%

25.4%

25.2%

28.2%

52.2%

69.1%

71.9%

69.6%

% Change In e-Recordings

 

+6.4%

-4.8%

+12.2%

+119.5%

+48.3%

-22.1 %

-25.1%

Total Deeds Recorded

36,208

36,049

36,784

37,349

34,866

41,426

37,028

29,799

% Change In Deeds

+3.6%

-0.4%

+2.0%

+1.5%

-6.6%

+18.8%

-10.6%

-19.5%

# of Deeds e-Recorded

0

0

0

0

9,370

27,433

27,872

22,793

% Of Deeds e-Recorded

0%

0%

0%

0%

26.9%

66.2%

75.2%

76.4%

Total Mortgages Recorded

45,439

43,305

41,980

46,031

63,141

69,256

46,364

31,962

% Change In Mortgages

+10.7%

-4.7%

-3.1%

9.6%

37.2%

9.7%

-33.0%

-31.0%

Total Release of Mortgages Recorded

47,400

46,510

45,070

45,291

65,983

77,006

45,901

28,484

% Change In Release of Mortgages

+4.0%

-1.9%

-3.1%

0.5%

45.7%

16.7%

-40.3%

-37.9%

# of Old Documents Digitized
(Filed Before 1997)

50

38,927

62,781

58,363

63,531

52,350

75,097 

33,741


 

Monthly Snapshot

 

May 2024

 

Total Recorded Documents

11,801

Total Paper Documents Recorded

2,810

Total Electronic Documents Recorded

8,990

Total Deeds Recorded

2,890

Total Mortgages Recorded

3,132

Total Releases of Mortgage Recorded

2,476

Documents Recorded YTD

53,714