Recorder Offices in Lorain County

Lorain County Recorder
226 Middle Ave., Elyria, Ohio 44035
8:00am to 4:30pm.M-F
Phone: (440) 329-5148
Lorain County Recorder   226 Middle Ave.,  Elyria, Ohio,  44035

Lorain County Recorder of Deeds
Lorain County Recorder Information
The recorder in Lorain County is responsible for recording and maintaining records related to real property situated in the County.
Recording Fees
The fee to record and index a deed, mortgage, affidavit, agreement, annexation, easement, certificate of transfer, land contract, lease, mechanic’s lien, partnership, trust document, or power of attorney is $28 for the first two pages. Each page thereafter is $8.

If a document does not meet the requirements, it can be recorded for an additional $20.

A certified copy is $2 per page, plus $1 for the certification seal.

Make checks out for the proper amount. Checks can be made payable to The Lorain County Recorder, Judy Nedwick.

Contact the Lorain County Recorder at 440-244-6261 if you have questions regarding recording fees or auditor's fees due upon recording.
Document Formatting Requirements
The Lorain County Recorder is responsible for recording and archiving real property documents for the county. Documents must conform to the recording guidelines as set forth in the Ohio Revised Code.

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.


• Submit originals or certified copies of originals on white 8.5x11 inch or 8.5x14 inch paper.

• Use blue or black ink and a computer font size of at least 10 point.

• Do not include any highlighting on the document. Font used should be Times New Roman, Helvetica, or Palatino.

• Provide a blank 3-inch margin at the top of the first page. This space is reserved for the recorder, auditor, and engineer. On the top of each remaining page, a 1.5 inch margin is required. Side and bottom margins should be at least 1 inch.

• Names should be printed or typed beneath all signatures in the document. The grantor must sign the document and acknowledge it before a clerk of court or another person authorized to take acknowledgments.

• The name of the person who prepared the document should be listed, which can be done in the following format: “This instrument was prepared by NAME.”

• The conveyance document presented to the recorder should bear the stamp of the county auditor stating that the document has been examined and that the grantor is in compliance with 319.202 of the Ohio Revised Code.

• Documents of conveyance should state the marital status of the grantor.

• The total consideration paid is required to be included on real property documents.

• The grantee’s address (for tax mailing purposes) needs to be included with transfers of title.

• A legal description of the real property is required, as well as any prior recorded information.

• A recorded grant should include a reference by volume and page to the record of the deed or other recorded instrument under which the grantor claims title, but the omission of the reference will not affect the validity.


A quitclaim deed does not include any covenants on the part of the grantor.

General warranty covenants in a deed will have the full force and effect of the following: “The grantor covenants with the grantee, his heirs, assigns, and successors, that he is lawfully seized in fee simple of the granted premises; that they are free from all encumbrances; that he has good right to sell and convey the same, and that he does warrant and will defend the same to the grantee and his heirs, assigns, and successors, forever, against the lawful claims and demands of all persons.”

The words “limited warranty covenants” will have the full force and effect of the following words: “The grantor covenants with the grantee, his heirs, assigns, and successors, that the granted premises are free from all encumbrances made by the grantor, and that he does warrant and will defend the same to the grantee and his heirs, assigns, and successors, forever, against the lawful claims and demands of all persons claiming by, through, or under the grantor, but against none other.”
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Lorain 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
Affidavit of Confirmation Form
Transfer on Death Designation Affidavit 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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