Eric Schmitz, Monroe County Recorder
What Does the Monroe County Recorder Do?
In 1816, the Office of County Recorder was the first local office created by the State of Indiana constitution. It is the primary duty of County Recorders to record instruments submitted for recording and maintain those records for perpetuity.
A County Recorder processes and stores a range of documents, most related to real estate, that are submitted for recording. Documents must meet all necessary conditions. Please click on the sidebars titled "Fee Schedule" and “Recording Requirements” for more information. Some of the Recorder's Office documents, along with a multitude of other property information, can be found on Monroe County's newly updated and innovative GIS website at http://www.co.monroe.in.us/tsd/GIS.aspx.
The following documents are processed by County Recorders in the State of Indiana.
- Powers of Attorney
- Real Estate Contracts
- Trustee Elections
- Federal Tax Liens
- Mechanics Liens
- Delinquent Sewer Liens
- Military Discharges (often referred to as the "DD-214" forms)
- Cemetery Deeds
- Officials' Bonds
- Subdivision Plats
- Horizontal Condominium Plats
- Firms Doing Business Under Assumed Names
- Miscellaneous Documents
Files Uniform Commercial Code instruments.
Supplies copies of any recorded instrument and certifies, upon request, to those recorded.
Note: If you plan to transfer property, you should always consider contacting an attorney, title company, or other licensed real estate professional. If you choose to prepare legal documents on your own, then you have a number of options for tracking down blank forms. Most office supply stores carry them, as do most public libraries. Forms are also now available on the internet at various web sites. Fees may be associated with obtaining the forms online or from a store.