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Recording Your Real Estate Documents

The Recorder accepts for recording those documents relating to real property transactions. In order for these documents to be accepted by our Recording Services Department, they must meet those requirements set by the ORC. Please review the Real Estate Recording Guide and the Document Standarization Requirements page to ensure your document meets these requirements.

To record your document, you may visit the Recorder's Office or file through the mail. We ask that you include a self-addressed stamped envelope or the Recorder's Office will charge postage to return the original document. The method of payment for all document filings or copies is by cash, check, money order or credit/debit card. There is an additional 3% convenience fee if you are using a credit/debit card. Please make your check or money order payable to "Franklin County Recorder." Checks payable to second or third parties will not be accepted. Please see the Fee Structure below for a complete list of fees.

Real Estate Recording Guide

Document Standardization Guide

Fee Structure 

How To Record A Deed


E-Recordings are accepted by our office. Documents that meet all legal and standardization requirements may be e-recorded. Deeds that transfer real property are now being accepted for e-recording by the Auditor, Engineer and Recorder (via Simplifile). Any documents that transfer real estate should still start the transfer process with the Franklin County Auditor.

The Recorder's office does not have their own e-recording platform, but there are a number of private companies that provide e-recording services that are then consolidated and sent to the Recorder. These service companies may charge additional fees.

Companies currently e-recording with Franklin County include CSC Global, ePN, Indecomm Global Services and Simplifile.

Escrow Account Services

Individuals or companies that record documents on a regular basis may prefer to set up an escrow account with the Recorder's office so that they do not have to bring a separate check or cash for each recording. Individuals or companies seeking to establish an escrow account with our office must first become a registered user on our public records search website located here. Once registered, fill out the Create New Escrow Account form below and return it to our office with an initial deposit of $100 or more.

Escrow Account Policy 

Create New Escrow Account 

Update Escrow Account Form