Temporary Phone Number Change

Prosecutor's Office 812-448-9027
Health Department 812-448-9021
Circuit Clerk's Office 812-448-9025
Comm. Corrections 812-448-9033

Recorder's Office

Nichole Keller
Clay County Recorder
1st Floor, Room 111
812-448-9005

Mission:

The elective office of County Recorder was the first local office created by the Constitution of the state of Indiana in 1816. It is the primary duty of the county recorder to record instruments submitted for recording and maintains those records for perpetuity. Documents for statistical record keeping purposes fall into four categories: deeds and other conveyances, mortgages and other liens and their releases, miscellaneous documents and uniform commercial code documents. The office goal is to provide efficient service to the public in a way that exemplifies the highest standards of courtesy, cost effectiveness and ethical performance as well as to make public records readily accessible to citizens in a convenient manner while safeguarding the security of those records.

Documents Recorded:

  • Affidavit
  • Mechanic’s Lien
  • Amendment Assignment
  • Assumed Business Name
  • Blanket Assignment
  • Blanket Releases
  • Bond
  • City Order to
  • City Order to Release
  • Contract
  • Court Document
  • Covenants
  • Deed
  • Survey
  • Trust
  • Underground Utility
  • Easement
  • Environmental Disclosure
  • Federal Tax Lien
  • Federal Tax Lien Release
  • Liens
  • Mechanic's Lien Release
  • Miscellaneous
  • Mortgage
  • Mortgage Release
  • Partial Release Plats
  • Power of Attorney
  • Releases
  • Service Discharge
  • Sewer Lien
  • Sewer Lien Release
  • State Highway Right of Way
 

Recording Fees:

Mortgages (including Subordinate Mortgages) and

re-recorded mortgages

$55.00

Deeds and all other instruments, including re-recorded instruments (fee includes 1 oversize page)

$25.00

Additional pages exceeding8 1/2" x14"with in any document shall be charged:

$5.00 each

Mechanic's Lien including one mailout

Each additional mailout

$25.00

$2.00

For counties accepting multiple transaction documents

(a/k/a blanket documents)

$25.00

Plus for each additional cross reference after the first

$7.00 each

Uniform Commercial Code:

  • UCC, 2 pages or less

  • 3 pages or more

 

$9.00

$13.00

  • UCC Continuation, amendment or

  • assignment, 2 pages or less

  • 3 pages or more

 

$9.00

$13.00

  • UCC-11 Information Request, per debtor name

  • Each additional name

$10.00

$5.00

Copies 11"x17" or smaller, per page

$1.00

Copies larger than 11"x17", per page

$5.00

Certification of Document

$5.00

 
 

 All instruments must meet recording form and legibility statutes