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AUGLAIZE COUNTY
Administration Building – 209 S. Blackhoof Street, Wapakoneta
This building is open for scheduled appointments only.

• Employees are continuing to work and provide services using technology.
• Members of the public should schedule appointments for necessary physical access to the Auditor, Treasurer, Recorder, Map Office, Board of Election, Veterans and Commissioners Offices. If physical access can be postponed, please do so. Many business activities can be conducted using technology.
• When appointments are needed, we are asking for everyone to use social distancing practices.
• A staff member will provide access to the building at the west entrance on the first floor for scheduled appointments. Staff members will stay with the individual and escort the individual out of the building once the business in concluded. *Please note – do not allow access to anyone that is not schedule for an appointment in your office.*
• Payments for property taxes or dog tags can be made in the drop box located in the west parking lot.
• Documents can also be dropped off at the drop box, and staff will deliver them to the appropriate office. Please be sure to include contact information, including name and phone number on any documents being placed in the drop box.

BUTLER COUNTY
Recorder
Effective Tuesday, March 17, 2020, the BUTLER COUNTY, Ohio Recorder’s Office will be closed to all visitors until further notice.

Essential services provided by the recorder’s office will be maintained by on-site personnel and will be operating at full capacity during this time.

During this closure, documents that need recording will be accepted via eRecording, mail or drop off. Documents can be dropped off to a staff member in the lobby of the Administration Building at 10:00, 12:00 and 2:00. Please make sure if you are dropping off documents that a cover sheet is included that includes company name, contact, phone number and email address.

Our online search system is available 24/7 with documents and images from 1987 to present. The unofficial watermark will be removed from all online images during this event, but will return once business is back to normal.

If you are in need of indexes or copies prior to 1987, please email our office at recorder@bcohio.us. We will make every attempt to try and accommodate you via email, fax or mail. We will be suspending our $2.00 per page copy fee during this closing.
Please check our website for additional updates that will be provided as needed.
If you have any additional questions, please contact Denise Goll, Chief Deputy at denise.goll@bcohio.us or (513) 887-3195.


CHAMPAIGN COUNTY
Due to COVID-19 our office now discourages visits from the public; appointments can be made if necessary. We have a drop box for documents; they will be reviewed and US Mailed back to you. However, since we cannot accept payments, more efficient is to use the new drop box at the Auditor’s Office: They will accept payments and other forms; send the deed to, and receive it back from, our office; complete their processing; and have it Recorded. Please feel free to call or email if there are questions. Thank you for your cooperation during these trying times.

Philip D. Hisnay
Tax Map Technician
Champaign County Engineer
mapping@co.champaign.oh.us
937-484-1974

CLARK COUNTY
County offices at Bushnell Building to close to the public
The third floor of the Bushnell Building will be closed to the public effective 4:30 p.m. today, Tuesday, March 17. The closures will affect the Clark County Auditor, Recorder, Tax Map and Treasurer’s Offices.

Elected officials are encouraging residents to do business through online services. Residents who must drop-off items are encouraged to use the Treasurer’s drop box, which is accepting documents for all four offices, located at the main entrance of the Bushnell Building, 14 East Main St. in Springfield. For more information on the drop box, click here.

If you have documents that won’t fit or need to be dropped off in person, an additional drop box will be placed on the third floor just outside the elevators. There will be signs directing people who to call for additional information. The drop boxes are only available during the hours of 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. At the Recorder’s Office, title search computers will be closed to the public until further notice.

Moving forward, each office will communicate specific details about operations through their channels, including how to do business using online services.

The offices can also be reached at the following phone numbers:

Auditor: 937-521-1860
Recorder: 937-521-1705
Tax Map: 937-521-1820
Treasurer: 937-521-1832

CLERMONT COUNTY
With the growing concerns regarding the outbreak of COVID-19, the Clermont County Recorder’s Office will be CLOSED to the Public beginning on Tuesday, March 17th.
We will continue to have staff onsite to answer phones, respond to emails and work through mailings.
You can reach us by phone at 513-732-7236 or by email at recorder@clermontcountyohio.gov.

There will be a drop box placed in front of the building for you to drop off documents for recording (Be sure to include checks for exact payment amounts). In addition, large envelopes for recording can be delivered to the Treasurer’s Office located on the 2nd Floor.
We encourage the use of E-Filing during this time as it is the quickest and easiest way to process recordings. We will update this page and our CountyFusion site with more information as it made available.

CLINTON COUNTY

COSHOCTON COUNTY
The Coshocton County Recorder’s Office will be closed to the public effective March 17th, 2020 at 12:00p.m. until further notice. Our staff will continue to work and record documents you may have. We ask that you send these documents through the mail or slide them under our door. If you have any questions, we can answer them via email or phone. The safety and well-being of our staff is a top priority during this time.

CUYAHOGA COUNTY
Fiscal Operations

For Homestead, Exempt, Transfer and Recording:
• Homestead and Exempt applications will be processed until otherwise notified
• For Homestead, Exempt, Transfer and Recording the Fiscal Department will accept filings through UPS, FedEx, US mail and provide a drop box in the lobby of the County Administration Building for walk-ins.

For Tax Payments:
• During this period, the Treasurer’s Office will not accept in-person tax payments (cash payments only). The address is 2079 East Ninth Street, Cleveland, Ohio 44115. While payments by mail will continue to be processed as normal, taxpayers are encouraged to utilize online and phone payment options available at treasurer.cuyahogacounty.us/en-US/ways-to-pay.aspx.

FAIRFIELD COUNTY
Regular hours, 03/17/2020. Effective Wednesday, 03/18/2020 to at least April 8, 2020:
The courthouse is closed to the general public. Access is by appointment only, 8 am to 4 pm. Procedures are not yet in place as to how to set an appointment.

FRANKLIN COUNTY
Recorder

Given the quickly changing landscape of COVID-19 and its effects in Ohio, the Recorder's office as of Monday morning will be closed to the public. This includes the closing of the records room (books) to all individuals that are not Recorder's office staff. There will be a drop box placed just inside the Recording Services window where documents can be dropped with check payments made out with exact amounts. We will continue to have staff here to answer phones, respond to emails and work through mail, therefore we are asking you to use those avenues to communicate with us and present documents for recording. Continue to contact with us at recorder@franklincountyohio.gov fo
r documents that you need copies of that are not already online. Please be patient with us as we work through this, and I encourage you to monitor social media avenues and our website for updates as those may be updated before I can get an email sent out to you directly.

Auditor
Any counters and any drop boxes including the Transfer and Conveyance counter at the Auditors office will be closed until at least March 27. As such all transfers and other transactions will have to be conducted by mail. Questions can be directed to 614-525-7519.

Incoming mail will be logged-in into a spreadsheet using the following procedures:
Each transfer contained in each piece of mail will be logged-in individually with:
Company or individual’s name(s)
Grantee(s) name
Parcel number(s)
Date post marked
Date received
Which mail service used
Tracking number, if applicable
Assigned to whom
If there is more than one transfer contained in each mail packet received, each transfer will be logged individually using the steps outlined.
Transfers will be worked according to the oldest mail date received, on a first in, first out bases.
Once a transfer is completed, it will be logged-out as outgoing mail and delivered to the Recorder’s office.
The log will have:
Grantee’s name
Parcel number
Assigned to
Date sent to Recorder’s Office
A letter for each noncompleted transfer explaining what is needed to comply with our Transfer and Conveyance Standards will accompany each noncompleted transfer.
Noncompleted transfer will be logged as not completed
The packet sent to the Recorder’s office will have and contain completed transfers and noncompleted transfer.

The Recorder’s Office will work on completing their process once received from our office. If the Recorder’s Office rejects any recordings, they will note what has been rejected and why and should be contacted if there are any question regarding the rejection.
Items that are intended for the Recorder’s office will be kept intact as received.

These procedures will be reviewed periodically and updated as needed.

GEAUGA COUNTY
March 17, 2020
In 2013, the Geauga County Recorder’s Office implemented a service called eRecording. We can eRecord any document that does not require a conveyance (a trip to the Auditor).

eRecorded documents are processed quickly and returned to you. If you think this is an option for your business, especially if you do not want to come to the office or can’t wait for the mail, contact any of our vendors listed below:
CSC: Contact erecording-sales@cscinfo.com; www.erecording.com; (866) 652-0111
Indecomm: Contact Josie Tindell josie.tindell@indecomm.net (651) 766.5128
Simplifile: Contact John Riddell, Office: 800.460.5657 x1031; Mobile: 610.931.6727; john.riddell@simplifile.com
ePN: Contact 888-325-3365 or support@GOePN.com
For any questions, contact Chief Deputy, Celesta Mullins at (440) 279-2020

Sharon C. Gingerich
Geauga County Recorder

GREENE COUNTY
Recorder
Due to Covid-19 and the Greene County Commissioners response to the outbreak the Greene County Recorder’s office is closed for recordings. The Recorders office will no longer process mail after March 19th. The Auditors office is also closed and no transfers are being processed. Please hold all mail and overnights as the building is closed and we cannot guarantee receipt of these documents. For the documents already sent, we will do our best to retrieve them. If there is anyone in your office who is not on our contact list and would like to be added please let me know.

Sorry for the inconvenience,

Brenda Dean
Office Manager
Greene County Recorders Office
69 Greene St 3rd Fl.
Xenia, OH 45385
(937) 562-5275

HAMILTON COUNTY
Recorder
The Hamilton County Recorder will not be open to the public until further notice.
Employees will be working from the office and are here to assist you.
To Record, we ask that you use our Electronic Recording (e-file) option [recordersoffice.hamilton-co.org]. To become an e-filer, please contact Simplifile at 1-800-460-5657 or visit their website at www.Simplifile.com [simplifile.com] to set up an account.
No documents may be dropped off at the County Administration Building.
Other options still include mail, certified mail, UPS, Fed Ex, DHL or other means of delivery to our building.
Many documents are online and copies can be made free of charge from the convenience of your home or office.
Click to use the Recorder's Office Search Site [recordersoffice.hamilton-co.org]
Any questions, please feel free to call 513-946-4588 or 513-946-4561.
We are still here to serve you during this difficult time!
Norbert Nadel, Hamilton County Recorder
Sorry for the inconvenience – but we will get through this!

HOCKING COUNTY
From my phone conversation with the recorder’s office this morning, the following is the procedure to be followed at the present time due to the closing of the courthouse:

1. They will mail any documents they have to anyone who has still has recordings there that have not been picked up or already mailed, as well as any documents they now receive by mail, once they are recorded.

2. Any documents that need recorded that require transfer or approval by the auditor’s office are to be mailed to the auditor, and they will take them down to the recorder for recording.

3. The Auditor’s mailing address is 1 E. Main St., Logan, OH 43138. Since they do not have a PO Box, they are to be sent there. The postal carrier will be allowed to bring mail to the courthouse and put it in a box downstairs for the various offices.

4. Any documents that do NOT require a transfer of title or approval by the Auditor, such as mortgages, mortgage releases, etc., can be mailed directly to the recorder at PO Box 949, Logan, OH 43138.

5. The recorder’s office will cover the cost of postage to return documents to us, since we would have otherwise picked them up for free, but it would be very helpful to provide them with the return envelope at least.

6. If we need copies of documents, they will fax them to us. The cost for documents from the books will remain $2.00 per page, but if they are copying and faxing something that is in the computer only, instead of charging $2.00 per page as they now do, those will be just the $0.25 (25 cents) per page, since we can’t come print them ourselves.

NO ONE, including attorneys, are allowed in the office at this time.

LAKE COUNTY
Auditor
Date: March 17, 2020
At the Lake County Auditor’s office, we are firmly committed to being public servants to the highest possible standard, without putting the health and well-being of our staff or the public at risk. We understand the importance of cooperating with anyone trying to complete real estate property transfer or record a document during times of uncertainty.

Due to the impact of pandemic illnesses COVID-19 and to ensure the safe continuation of our services, we have a plan in place which allows for the continuation of most operations concerning real estate property transfers and recording of documents.

Effective Noon, March 17, 2020 and until further notice, the Auditor’s office will allow property transfers, mortgages, death designations and any other document that needs to be transferred and/or recorded to be done by mail.Documents can also be dropped off at our office by using the Treasurer’s drop off box located in the rear parking lot of the Administrative Building at 105 Main street.

All transfers must be in a sealed envelope and include the following when applicable:

Separate checks for payment to Lake County Treasurer (transfers) and Lake County Recorder (mortgages, death designations, etc.)
Self-addressed stamped envelope for returning the documents
All forms completed in their entirety (i.e. DTE 100, 100EX, 101, 102, etc.)
Contact information (name, phone and email) for the person responsible for the transfer

We reserve the right to reject any transfers based on the same criteria already in place used for transferring property. You will be contacted by telephone or email in these instances.

We will be checking the Treasurer’s drop box periodically throughout the day ending at 2:00 PM.Any documents submitted after that time will be considered a transfer for the following day. We will continue to watch carefully for new developments as the situation unfolds and adapt our procedures accordingly. However, if you have any immediate questions or require any further information, please direct to: realestate@lakecountyohio.gov or (440) 350 -2532.

Recorder
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LORAIN COUNTY
Recorder
Effective Wednesday, March 18, 2020, the Lorain County, Ohio Recorder's Office will be closed to all visitors until further notice.

Essential services provided by the recorder’s office will be maintained by on-site personnel and will be operating at full capacity during this time, with the exception of issuing veterans’ ID cards. For the safety of the community, we will not be issuing veterans’ ID cards during this closure.

During this closure, documents that need to be recorded will be accepted via e-recording, mail, or drop-off. Documents can be dropped off to a staff member in the lobby of the Administration Building at 10:00, 12:00, and 2:00. Please make sure that if you are dropping off documents that a cover sheet is included that indicates the company name, contact person, phone number, and email address. Payment will be made by check only. If you are unsure of the fee amount, please call the office prior to dropping off the documents.

Our online search system is available 24/7 with documents and images from 1987 to present. The unofficial watermark will be removed from all online images during this event, but will return once business is back to normal.

If you are in need of indexes or copies prior to 1987, please email our office at lcrecorder@loraincounty.com. We will make every attempt to accommodate you via email, fax, or mail. We will be suspending our $2.00 per page copy fee during this closing.

Please check our website for additional updates that will be provided as needed.

If you have any additional questions, please contact the Recorder’s Office at lcrecorder@loraincounty.com or 440-329-5148.


LUCAS COUNTY
Effective Wednesday, March 18, 2020 The Lucas County Recorder’s office will be closed to the public. The office will continue to e-file during this time. We will also be adding all document types to the e-file schedule. We strongly encourage the electronic recording of all documents. A drop box will be setup outside our office to retrieve documents left in-person. Please call or check the website for recording fees.

All copy orders will be completed using the new copy order form here. These copies will be charged as unassisted copies at $0.05 per page.Fax request will also be accepted 419-213-4284.

If you have any question please call 419-213-4400 or Email Recorder@co.lucas.oh.us

MONTGOMERY COUNTY
Effective Immediately, due to the coronavirus the Recorder's Office has suspended
all in person recordings till further notice.

PICKAWAY COUNTY
The Pickaway County Recorder’s Office is now closed to the public. We accept recordings electronically and we will have a drop box located in the lobby of the court house.
Indexes are available on-line at Countyfusion1.kofiletech.us...
I’m sorry for the inconvenience, we are trying to do our part to keep all safe.
We will have staff in the office to answer questions, accept recordings and send copies.

STARK COUNTY
Auditor
https://www.starkcountyohio.gov/StarkCounty/media/Auditor/Auditor-s-Release.pdf

Recorder
A state of emergency has been declared for the entire State of Ohio to protect the well-being of the citizens of Ohio from the dangerous effects of COVID-19 (Coronovirus). Additionally, the World Health Organization (WHO) has declared the global coronavirus outbreak a pandemic.

As of 4:30pm today, in the interest of public safety, the Stark County Recorder’s Office is temporarily closing to the public for person to person transactions. This is to protect the public and the Recorder’s staff from transmitting COVID-19. As of now, the Stark County Recorder’s Office staff and administration will remain in the office to transact real estate in Stark County. Customers of the Stark County Recorder’s Office are to utilize our 24 hour/7 day a week online options to complete title searches and record documents through electronic filing (e-filing). Campbell said, “As we face this public health crisis, we must all work together to protect lives, ensure safety and keep Stark County real estate moving forward”.

As essential services remain in operation by the Recorder’s Office, documents that need recording will be accepted via e-recording, mail or drop off. Documents may be dropped off to the Stark County Recorder’s Office lobby. Please make sure if you are dropping off documents, that a cover sheet is included that provides a company name, contact name, phone number, email address and a self-addressed stamped envelope for the return of your documents.

Questions can be answered by the Stark County Recorder’s Office at (330) 451-7443.

SUMMIT COUNTY
Auditor
THE FISCAL OFFICE TEMPORARILY SUSPENDS PUBLIC ACCESS
Beginning at 12 p.m. on March 16, 2020
The public may access Fiscal Office services online,
by phone at 330-643-2632 or 330-643-2759,
or by email at summittreas@summitoh.net.

TRUMBULL COUNTY
A state of emergency has been declared for the entire state of Ohio to protect the well-being of Ohio citizens from the dangerous effects of COVID-19. In addition, the World Health Organization has declared the global coronavirus outbreak a pandemic. Therefore, the Trumbull County Recorder’s Office will be TEMPORARILY LIMITED TO EMPLOYEE ACCESS ONLY, beginning March 18th, 2020 at 4:30PM & until further notice.WHAT DOES THIS MEAN? We will still have staff working to record all filings that come into our office via regular Mail, electronic filings through our e-Recording vendors, and a “Dropbox” at the entrance to our office building. The same criteria that is already in place still applies as far as our recording standards and the Ohio Revised Code. E- RECORDING DOCUMENTS- You can find information about our 4 e-Recording vendors we partner with under the e-Recording tab on this page. Each vendor will be able to assist you in setting up your business to file documents with us, and also let you know what type of documents we accept thru e-Recording which is most, including most transfer documents. CURRENTLY, E-RECORDING IS FOR BUSINESSES ONLY. MAIL IN DOCUMENTS:If you choose to mail documents into our office via US Postal Service, or any other special delivery methods, our address is:Trumbull County Recorders Office160 High Street, Warren, OH 44481

TUSCARAWAS COUNTY
http://www.co.tuscarawas.oh.us/Commissioners/CommNewsRelease.pdf

WARREN COUNTY
In light of recent developments –
The Warren County Auditor, Treasurer, Recorder and Map Room are closing their lobbies to the general public.

The respective offices will still be staffed and operating.

Residents are encouraged to utilize the drop box located outside the front door of the County Administration building to submit correspondence including any payments for those respective offices as well as payments for Water/Sewer service.

Please see the website for details.

All questions or concerns can be addressed by calling the following:

Warren County Auditor’s Office – 513-695-1235
Warren County Treasurer’s Office – 513-695-1300
Warren County Recorder’s Office – 513-695-1382
Warren County Map Room – 513-695-1190
Warren County Water/Sewer Department – 513-695-1377

WASHINGTON COUNTY
Due to the current health situation, the Washington County Auditor, Treasurer, and Recorder's offices will be closed to the public starting at 5:00 PM 3-16-2020 until further notice. We will continue to receive mail, email, and phone calls.

VAN WERT COUNTY
Until further notice, Van Wert County will accept all recordings by mail, deeds included. You can mail them to the Recorder's Office and we will take them to the Tax Map and Auditor's offices. Please contact each seperate office with any questions - Tax Map - 419-238-3611, Auditor - 419-238-0843, Recorder - 419-238-2558.

We also have eRecording available. We are contracted with four eRecording vendors: Simplifile, CSC, Indecomm, and EPN. Please contact any of these companies if you are interested. See the following information from our eRecording vendors:


ATTN: Title Companies, Attorneys, and Other Professional Organizations
E-recording Required
Effective immediately, we encourage all businesses who submit recordings to this county to use simplifile.com to submit electronic recordings. E-recording is secure, simple, and can be done from your home or office – reducing the risk of spreading COVID-19. For questions, contact Simplifile at 800.460.5657. Thank you for your help during this time.

CSC® eRecording
CSC provides a web-based eRecording solution that enables submitters to electronically record real estate documents.
Phone: (866) 652-0111
Email: erecording@cscglobal.com
Website: erecording.com



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