Recorder Offices in Athens County

Athens County Recorder
15 South Court St., Room 236, Athens, Ohio 45701
Monday through Friday 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM.
Phone: (740) 592-3228
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Athens County Recorder of Deeds
Athens County Recorder Information
The recorder in Athens County is responsible for recording and maintaining records related to real property situated in the County.
Recording Fees
Basic recording fees are $28 for the first two pages of a deed, mortgage, affidavit, agreement, annexation, easement, certificate of transfer, land contract, lease, mechanic’s lien, partnership, trust document, or power of attorney. Each additional page is $8.

For a manual or typewritten recording of assignment or satisfaction or mortgage, lease, or any other marginal entry, the fee is $8.

Marginal notations for releases and assignments are $4.

If a document does not comply with guidelines, a $20 fee will apply. This is in addition to all other fees.

The auditor's per parcel transfer fee is 50 cents per parcel, and the conveyance fee is $4 per $1,000.

IF you have questions about recording your deed, contact the recorder at 740.592.3228.
Document Formatting Requirements
The Recorder's Office in Athens records all documents that convey an interest in real estate in Athens County.

Until a document is recorded, it is fraudulent insofar as it relates to a subsequent bona fide purchaser of the same real estate having, at the time of purchase, no knowledge of the existence of the former deed.


• If a signature is illegible, the person’s name must be legibly printed, typewritten, or stamped underneath the signature.

• Instruments must contain a preparer’s statement, which will suffice if given in the following format: ‘This instrument was prepared by NAME.’

• The contents of the document need to be sufficiently legible so that their image may be captured by photographic or microphotographic processes.

• Submit an original or certified copy of an original to be recorded.

• The font size needs to be at least 10 point.

• Document should be on white paper that is at least 8.5x11 inches, but no larger than 8.5x14 inches.

• Ink should be black or blue only. Highlighting is not permitted on documents.

• On the top of the first page, there should be a blank 3 inch margin. This space is for any certification or endorsement of the county engineer, county auditor, or county recorder. The right half of this space is specifically reserved for the county recorder.

• The side and bottom margins of all pages should be 1 inch.

• On each page after the first, the top margin should be 1.5 inches.


• A deed shall be signed and acknowledged by the grantor before a judge, clerk of court of record, county auditor, county engineer, notary public, or mayor who shall certify the acknowledgement.

• A recorded grant, reservation, or agreement that creates an easement or a recorded lease of any interest in real property shall contain a reference by volume and page to the record of the deed under which the grantor claims title.

• Before the county auditor endorses any real property conveyance, the grantee or the grantee’s representative shall submit in triplicate a statement, prescribed by the tax commissioner, and other information as the county auditor may require, declaring the value of real property, except for when the transfer is exempt.

• No deed of absolute conveyance of land or any conveyance, absolute or otherwise of minerals or mineral rights shall be recorded until the conveyance presented to the recorder bears the stamp of the county auditor stating that the conveyance has been examined and that the grantor is in compliance. After the conveyance has been presented to the county auditor, the county auditor will endorse it as ‘transferred’ or ‘transfer not necessary.’

. . . . . . (marital status), of . . . . . . . County,. . . . . . for valuable consideration paid, grant(s), with general warranty covenants, to . . . . ., whose tax-mailing address is . . . . . ., the following real property:

(description of land or interest therein and encumbrances, reservations, and exceptions, if any)

Prior Instrument Reference: Volume . . . ., Page . . .

. . . . . ., wife (husband) of the grantor, releases all rights of dower therein.
Executed this . . . . . . . day of . . . . . ..

. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

(Signature of Grantor)

(Execution in accordance with Chapter 5301. of the Revised Code)”
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Athens County Real Estate Deed Forms

Quit Claim Deed Form
Warranty Deed Form
Special Warranty Deed Form
Limited Warranty Deed Form
Grant Deed Form
Easement Deed Form
Survivorship Deed Form
Affidavit of Survivorship Form
Transfer on Death Designation Affidavit Form
Affidavit of Confirmation Form
Disclaimer of Interest Form
Correction Deed Form
Supplemental Documents

Real Property Conveyance Fee Statement of Value and Receipt
Statement for Reason of Exemption From Real Property Conveyance Fee
Affidavit of Facts
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