Recorder

Special Note:  Our holdings for the Recorder's Office are listed below, for more recent County Recorder's records and/or certified records please contact the Licking County Recorder’s office. Their website can be found under the Agencies/Departments tab above.

A Brief History:

Prior to Ohio’s induction into the Union in 1803, the recorder’s office was responsible for recording and registering various transactions related to land. In 1803 the Ohio General Assembly made moves to retain the functions of the recorder’s office by mandating that each county have a recorder appointed by a judge of the common pleas court. The position changed to an elective position in 1829. Over time the recorder’s office has been given responsibilities relating to recording the powers of attorney, mechanics’ liens, soldiers’ discharges, leases and financing statements. Gradually the term of the county recorders’ offices has increased to 4 years.    

Recorder Function:

The Licking County Recorder’s Office is responsible for the recording of all deeds, mortgages, and conveyance of lands and buildings within the county’s boarders. Additionally, all maps and plats of newly laid out villages are recorded and all records from other counties concerning land sales or conveyances which affect titles in Licking County are transcribed by the county recorder’s office. Currently the recorder’s office also has responsibilities relating to recording the powers of attorney, mechanics’ liens, soldiers’ discharges, leases and financing statements.    

Licking County Records & Archives Center Holdings:

Today the historical and necessary permanent records associated by the Recorder’s Office are being maintained by the Licking County Records & Archives Center. For more recent County Recorder records and/or certified records please contact the Licking County Recorder’s Office (Phone: 740-670-5300).

Record Series

Years

Deeds

*Includes loose paper deeds that were recorded in the Deed Record volumes held by the Licking County Recorder

1803-1918

Mortgages

1851-1941

 

 


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