FRANKLIN COUNTY RECORDER
Hollie Sintz-Maxie – Franklin County Recorder
Jennifer Hoog – Chief First Deputy
Office of The Franklin County Recorder
1010 Franklin Ave. Suite #110
Brookville, IN 47012
Office Hours: Monday – Friday 8:30 AM-4:00 PM
**Our office is located on floor 1R of The Franklin County Government Center in suite #110.
VISIT DOXPOP for securing a copy or reviewing recorded documents.
Deeds are indexed back to 1940.
Mortgages are indexed back to 1990.
Surveys are indexed back to 2002.
Easements/Miscellaneous documents indexed backed to 1980.
YOU CAN SIGN UP FOR DOXPOP PROPERTY WATCH TO GET ALERTS WHEN A DOCUMENT IS RECORDED UNDER YOUR NAME.
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
IMPORTANT NOTICE OF FEE CHANGE:
Beginning January 1, 2017. Please see our fee schedule below for more information.
INDIANA COUNTY RECORDER’S FEE SCHEDULE
Indiana Code 36-2-7-10.5
Mortgages (including Subordinate Mortgages) and re-recorded mortgages: $55.00
Deeds and all other instruments, including UCC’s & re-recorded instruments (fee includes 1 oversize page): $25.00
Additional pages exceeding 8 ½” x 14” within any document shall be charged: $5.00 each
Mechanic’s Lien including one mail out: $25.00
Each additional mail out: $2.00
For counties accepting multiple transaction documents: $25.00 (a/k/a blanket documents)
Plus for each additional cross reference after the first: $7.00 each
Copies 11” x 17” or smaller, per page: $1.00
Copies larger than 11” x 17”, per page: $5.00
Certification of Document: $5.00
**The staff of the Franklin County Recorder’s Office are not bonded to perform searches of recorded documents. No information contained from the office of The Recorder shall be construed as legal advice or as definitive and complete research of records. Please consult a licensed attorney or title company for such services.
Franklin County Government Center
Offices located in the Government Center are: Assessor, Auditor, Area Planning, Commissioners, Franklin County Economic Development, Health Department, Park and Recreation, Purdue Cooperative Extension Service, Recorder, Surveyor, Treasurer, Veteran’s Services
Franklin County Courthouse
Offices located in the County Courthouse are: Circuit Court Judge, Clerk, Prosecutor