August 28, 2019

Notice of Statewide Recording Fee Changes Due to Legislative Action



Effective October 17, 2019, statewide recording fees for most documents will increase by $6.00 due to the enactment of HB 166 state budget legislation. The new recording fee for the first two pages will be $34.00 (previously $28.00). Each additional page remains the same as current law at $8.00. Half of all recording fees collected are required to be submitted to the state and credited to the Ohio Housing Trust Fund.

Sample Recording Fee Table Effective October 17, 2019. Click here to view the updated Fee Schedule.


Number of Pages Recording Fee*
1-2 Pages $34.00
3 Pages $42.00
4 Pages $50.00
5 Pages $58.00
6 Pages $66.00
7 Pages $74.00
8 Pages $82.00
9 Pages $90.00
10 Pages $98.00


* Standardization guidelines still apply. 

Additional Information: Ohio Revised Code 317.32 & 317.36

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August 20, 2019

Introducing FraudSleuth

An online tool to help combat property fraud is now available through the Clermont County Recorder’s Office. 

Q: What is FraudSleuth?

A: FraudSleuth is an online tool powered by Kofile Technologies to help protect property owners against possible fraudulent activity. Similar to credit monitoring services, FraudSleuth can now automatically alert users when a document is recorded in their name.

This FREE tool is provided to all citizens through the Clermont County Recorder’s Office. Users can run a simple name search to see what documents are currently recorded within the Clermont County Recorder’s Office containing their information. A new feature of the tool allows citizens to set up name profile(s) and receive automatic email alerts if a document is recorded that matches their profile information. This allows citizens to be involved and help combat possible fraud. Citizens can utilize the information to then contact the proper authorities.

Anyone can sign up for this service on our website You will have to create an account AND set up at least 1 FraudSleuth name profile in order to start receiving email alerts. The system will only alert you of documents recorded in your name starting from the date that the profile was actually created. Instructions on how to fully utilize FraudSleuth can be found here.

Note: Please be aware that there may be other property owners in Clermont County with the same name. A notification simply alerts you whenever a document is filed containing a certain name. It does not necessarily indicate that fraud has been committed. If you have questions or suspect fraudulent activity, please call our office at 513-732-7236 or email and we can help guide you to the proper agency.

July 29, 2019

Tax Map Office Relocation

Effective July 29, 2019

Clermont County Tax Map Department will be relocating to:

Clermont County Engineer’s Office

2381 Clermont Center Drive

Batavia, Ohio 45103

(513) 732-7370

  • Deeds can still be presented for transfer by visiting each office individually and obtaining approvals.
      • You can still have your legal documents approved in person at the Tax Map Office. Be sure to visit their new location.
  • For your convenience, we now offer a new electronic workflow for processing transfers. You can bring your documents directly to the Recorder’s Office and wait a short period of time for them to be routed through Tax Map and the Auditor electronically.
  • Documents can still be mailed in for processing. The documents will be processed internally between the Map Office, Auditor’s Office and the Recorder’s Office through an electronic work flow system.
  • Another option is to sign up with one of the four approved e-file companies and submit your documents electronically. This process has been used in the Recorder’s Office since 2010 and accounts for about 65% of all documents recorded in the Clermont County Recorder’s Office. This process is efficient, cost effective, and has the recorded document back to the submitter on the same day.

Approved E-File Vendors:






*Plats / Splits will start with the Tax Map Office at the new location on Clermont Center Drive.*

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