Monroe County, Indiana

Welcoming people from all walks of life.


Our office is open Monday-Friday 8-4, and is located in Room 122 of the courthouse at 100 W. Kirkwood Avenue. 

We will be closed on the following days:

  • Thursday, Nov. 24
  • Friday, Nov. 25
  • Friday, Dec. 23
  • Monday, Dec. 26
  • Friday, Dec. 30            

Monroe County Government Buildings and Offices are open to the public with face coverings recommended and encouraged.

Credit Card Payment Notice:  We are now able to accept credit card payments again.


Our schedule of fees (with all recording requirements) can be found here.

PLEASE NOTE:  Recorder's fees and Auditor's fees need to be paid separately (i.e. on two separate checks).


  • US mail to our PO box (preferred address)
    • Monroe County Recorder
    • PO Box 1634
    • Bloomington, Indiana 47402-1634
  • In-person, over-the-counter recording
  • Electronic recording for businesses:
    • Non-transfer documents can be submitted via Simplifile or CSC/iRecord.
    • Submit transfer documents (deeds, etc.) via Simplifile. We strongly encourage businesses to use this method if at all possible.

BUSINESSES:  If your office has any concerns, please feel free to contact us.


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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. 

PLEASE NOTE:  Documents must meet all necessary conditions.  For more, please visit our "Fee Schedule" and “Recording Requirements”  pages.

Visit the GIS Website

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 Geographic Information System (GIS) website at


Documents Processed by Indiana County Recorders

  • 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
Other Office Responsibilities Include:
  • File Uniform Commercial Code instruments
  • Supply copies of any recorded instrument and certifies, upon request, to those recorded
Access Records Online

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Online document viewing from January 1991 to the present.  Residents get six free searches per month, and businesses pay a subscription fee based on 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 2 p.m. 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 newly recorded document. This new service is provided to the residents of Monroe County at no charge.

  • Forms &

Contact Us

Monroe County Recorder Office
100 W Kirkwood Ave
Bloomington, IN 47404
Get Directions
  • Phone: (812) 349-2520
  • Staff Directory
  • M-F 8-4 (Eastern Std Time) Room 122

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