Monroe County, Indiana

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Recorder's Office

Office Re-Opening Notice

To Our Title Companies, Abstractors, and All Customers,

Major Announcement:

Effective Thursday, 5 August, 2021, Monroe County Government Buildings and Offices will be open to the public with face coverings required to be worn.

Credit Card Payment Notice: Beginning Monday, 3 May 2021, we will be unable to accept payment via credit or debit card. This is due to new and stringent regulations and significantly increased user fees. We expect this to be temporary, for only two to three months, while we explore new and suitable credit card solutions. We apologize for the inconvenience and the short notice, as we had been hoping, until the last moment, for an earlier resolution.

Our schedule of fees (with all recording requirements) can be found here. Please note that Recording fees and Auditor's fees need to be on two separate checks.

We also have these other methods available for submitting documents for recording:

  • US mail to our PO box, as normal (preferred address).
    • Monroe County Recorder
    • PO Box 1634
    • Bloomington, Indiana 47402
  • In-person over-the-counter recording.
  • Electronic recording:
    • Non-transfer documents can be submitted via Simplifile or CSC/iRecord.
    • We are able to accept transfer documents (deeds, etc.) via Simplifile. We strongly encourage using this method if at all possible, although it is not available to individuals (businesses only).

As always, the public can access most of our documents at Doxpop.com. Businesses can record online with Simplifile and CSC eRecording. (CSC accepts only non-transfer documents at this time.)

If your office has any concerns, please feel free to contact us. Stay well, and thank you.


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 visit our "Fee Schedule" and “Recording Requirements”  pages for more information. 

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 GIS website at https://www.co.monroe.in.us/department/division.php?structureid=150

Recorder Schmitz Photo
Eric Schmitz, Monroe County Recorder

 

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 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.

  • Forms &
    Applications

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Monroe County Courthouse
100 W Kirkwood Ave
Bloomington, IN 47404
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