Duties of the Auglaize County Recorder
The County Recorder has the important task of maintaining accurate records for all Auglaize County property beginning in 1848 to the present. Your county recorder:
• Makes a complete, accurate and permanent record of every document pertaining to the conveyance and encumbrance of land within the county.
• Maintains permanent land records, retains them in archival form, and makes them constantly accessible to the public.
• Enforces more than 1000 sections of state law in the Ohio Revised Code pertaining to the duties of the Recorder's Office.
• Takes great care to ensure that every document received is accurately filed, recorded and indexed.
• Serves on the county's RECORDS COMMISSION which authorizes the retention of the county's records and determines when or how these government records may be disposed.
• Serves as chief administrator of the county's MICROFILMING DEPT. to authorize and purchase, lease, or contract for microfilming equipment in county offices and to oversee the operation of the county's microfilming center and services.
• Collects fees for documents filed in the Recorder's Office and pays these monies into the county's general fund.
• Maintains an accurate record of all monies appropriated to the Recorder's Office for its operation.
• Performs all accounting functions necessary to the operation of the Recorder's Office including preparation of annual budgets and reports, vouchers, purchase orders, etc., and maintains all payroll records, sick and vacation leave records and other records pertaining to the Recorder's Staff.
• Files annually an ethics report, inventory of office equipment.
• Notifies boards of County Commissioners and Township Trustees annually of their duty to file zoning resolutions, maps and amendments.
Please note new fee schedule here.
County Recorder Links
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National Association of Counties
Ohio Recorder's Association
State of Ohio
United States Legislative Information