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  • Sharon C. Gingerich

How to Record a Deed

eRecording is not available for any document requiring conveyance through the Auditor’s Office.

Recording a Deed Through the Mail

Mail the deed to the Geauga County Recorder’s Office:

Sharon C. Gingerich
Geauga County Recorder
231 Main Street #1-C
Chardon, Ohio 44024

  • Include a brief cover letter explaining exactly what you want done, including a telephone number.
  • If including more than one deed, specify if they are to be recorded in a specific order.
  • Include a check made payable to the Geauga County Recorder for the proper recording fee (See Table of Fees).
  • Include separate checks for Recorder's fees and Auditor's fees.
  • Include a self-addressed stamped envelope.
  • We will record your deed and mail the original back to you when the recording process is complete.

Recording a Deed in Person

  • First you will need to take your deed to the Geauga County Auditor’s Office which is in the same building, two doors away. After completing the conveyance process, the Auditor will stamp the deed and return it to you. The exception to the rule is a Transfer on Death Affidavit for which there are no Auditor’s fees.
  • Bring the stamped original deed back to the Recorder’s Office for recording. There is a state-mandated fee of $28.00 payable to the Geauga County Recorder for the first two pages and $8.00 for each additional page of each document. The Recorder will keep the deed to complete the processing and once completed, return the original deed. You must leave a self-addressed stamped envelope, or pick up the deed in person the following day to ensure proper delivery to you.

Please call the office if you have any questions regarding the fees or the process at (440) 279-2020. eRecording is not available for deeds.