Thumbs up and many thanks to my hard working staff for providing great service to keep the real estate market moving during these difficult times.
Due to the COVID -19 outbreak
The Todd B. Portune Center for County Government, 138 East Court Street, Cincinnati, Ohio 45202 is closed to the public.
Hamilton County Recorder Employees will be working from the office and are here to assist you, Monday thru Friday, 7:30 AM to 4:00 PM.
To Record, we ask that you use our Electronic Recording (e-file) option. To become an e-filer, please contact Simplifile at 1-800-460-5657 or visit their website at www.Simplifile.com to set up an account.
No documents may be dropped off at the Todd B. Portune Center for County Government Building.
Other options still include mail, certified mail, UPS, Fed Ex, DHL or other means of delivery to our building.
Many documents are online and copies can be made free of charge from the convenience of your home or office.
Click to use the Recorder's Office Search Site
For general questions and assistance please call 513-946-4588 or 513-946-4561.
For the Copy Department please call 513-946-4575.
Send copy requests to firstname.lastname@example.org
For operation and policy questions please call Dave Pittinger, Chief of Staff 513-946-4573.
We are still here to serve you during this difficult time!
Sorry for the inconvenience – but we will get through this!
Norbert Nadel, Hamilton County Recorder
NOTICE OF INCREASED RECORDING FEES
DUE TO LEGISLATIVE ACTION (HB 166)
Effective October 17, 2019
Effective Thursday, October 17, 2019, recording fees for most documents will increase by $6.00 due to the passage of HB 166 by the Ohio Legislature.
The new recording fee will be $34.00 for the 1st two pages and $8.00 for each additional page. Half of these recording fees collected are required to be submitted to the state to the credit of the Ohio Housing Trust Fund.
Documents submitted with insufficient fees will be returned unrecorded.
It should be noted, as your Recorder, I opposed this increase for the reason that customers of this office should not be forced to make involuntary contributions to already tax supported nonprofit organizations for which the Ohio Housing Trust distributes.
On Friday April 20, 2018, The Hamilton County Recorder’s Office released access to over One Million images of Deed Books from the years of 1967 thru 1988. You can now copy, free of charge, redacted images of Deed Books off our website. We will continue to scan, verify and redact older images prior to 1967. We are also adding many historic Deed Books so that full access of all Deeds from the year 1789 to the present will be available.