Recorder's Office

Nichole Keller
Clay County Recorder
1st Floor, Room 111


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


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


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



For counties accepting multiple transaction documents

(a/k/a blanket documents)


Plus for each additional cross reference after the first

$7.00 each

Uniform Commercial Code:

  • UCC, 2 pages or less

  • 3 pages or more




  • UCC Continuation, amendment or

  • assignment, 2 pages or less

  • 3 pages or more




  • UCC-11 Information Request, per debtor name

  • Each additional name



Copies 11"x17" or smaller, per page


Copies larger than 11"x17", per page


Certification of Document



 All instruments must meet recording form and legibility statutes