Connie Bischoff, Franklin County Recorder
Contact Information1010 Franklin Ave. Room 110
Brookville, IN 47012
OUR INDEXES ARE NOW AVAILABLE ON-LINE AT DOXPOP
IMPORTANT NOTICES ON RECORDING REQUIREMENTS
Beginning January 1, 2006 – The County Recorders in the State of Indiana will no longer accept for recordation, a document that contains a SSN, unless the SSN is required by law to be on the document. (Ex: Federal Tax Liens, Release of Federal Tax Liens and Military Service Discharge papers)
SEA 232 Deed Requirements & Homeowners Association Liens – Amends IC 32-21-2-3 state conveyance may not be recorded after June 30, 2007 if the mailing address on a conveyance of real property is not a street address or rural route address of the grantee. The address must be included after the mailing address. A conveyance cannot be recorded without meeting this requirement.
The office of County Recorder was the first constitutional office in county government in the State of Indiana.
The Recorder’s office records any written instrument submitted to its office, provided it meets essential requirements set by state statutes. We index all documents submitted for recording into our computer system and most of the documents indexed, pertain to real estate located in Franklin County. Instruments commonly recorded are: Deeds, Mortgages, Assignments, Releases, Powers of Attorney, Real Estate Contracts, Annexations, Trustee Elections, Affidavits, Final Decrees, Surveys, Subdivision Plats, Federal Tax Liens, Mechanics Liens, Military Discharges, Articles of Incorporation, Cemetery Deeds, Bonds, Plats, Condominiums, Firms Doing Business Under Assumed Names, Delinquent Sewer Liens and other miscellaneous instruments.
The Recorder is required by state law to preserve all the records recorded in the office. We microfilm every document, microfilm being the only archival media. Since the year 2001, we also scan every document into the computer system, making it easy for the public to access them.
The Recorder also files liens against personal property attached to real estate, which are known as UCC Fixtures and all other filings related to these fixtures.
The Recorder supplies copies of any instrument on record when requested. The instruments recorded in our office date back to 1810, before Indiana became a state in 1816
Your County Recorder:
- Records any written instrument submitted for recording, provided it meets essential requirements. Instruments commonly recorded are: Deeds, Mortgages, Assignments, Releases, Powers of Attorney, Real Estate Contracts, Trustee Elections, Affidavits, Final Decrees, Surveys, Federal Tax Liens, Mechanics Liens, Military Discharges, Articles of Incorporation, Cemetary Deeds, Bonds, Plats, Firms Doing Business Under Assumed Names, Delinquent Sewer Liens and other miscellaneous instruments.
- Files Uniform Commercial Code instructions.
- Supplies copies of any instrument and certifies to those recorded upon request.
Further information :
- Our Fee Schedule
- Fee Calculator
- Essential Recording Requirements
- Certificate of Assumed Business Name
- Land Measurement Conversion Table
Some interesting documents found in our archives– coming soon
- Association of Indiana Recorders-More detailed information on processes & procedures – coming soon