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Online document viewing from January 1991 to present.  Residents get six free searches per month, and businesses pay a subscription fee based upon usage. Directions for use of the DoxPop service can be found in the comprehensive help section on their website.

If you require a document older than January 1991 that is not yet available in DoxPop, please contact our office and let us know what you need. Requests made before 2pm should be available in DoxPop by the following morning.

Property watch fraud alert system free to Monroe County residents. The service allows you to receive alerts whenever your name or property information is entered on a new recorded document. This new service is provided to the residents of Monroe County at no charge.

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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

The following documents are processed by County Recorders in the State of Indiana.

  • Deeds
  • Mortgages
  • Assignments
  • Releases
  • Powers of Attorney
  • Real Estate Contracts
  • Annexations
  • Trustee Elections
  • Affidavits
  • Surveys
  • 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.

Electronic Recording

The Monroe County Recorder’s office offers electronic recording of your real estate documents. You will need to register through one of the companies below to begin this service with our office:

Michelle Wilsey,
800-460-5657 x1056

CSC eRecording Solutions

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Location: 100 West Kirkwood Avenue, Rm. 122
Bloomington IN 47404 (Map)
Mail Addr: P.O. Box 1634
Bloomington IN 47402
Phone: 812-349-2520
Fax: 812-349-7320

8:00 am - 4:00 pm
Monday - Friday
Recording cut-off time is 3:30


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Contact Eric Schmitz via e-mail:

Our Staff

Chief Deputy Recorder 
Ashley Cranor

Deputy Recorders
Cynthia McGreal
Gregg Slowik
Tara Stogsdill

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Jim Fielder (1955-2014) passed away Saturday, May 24th, 2014.  He will be sadly missed as we have lost an invaluable public servant and dear friend.