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Transfer & Recording

2079 EAST 9TH STREET, ROOM 4-100, CLEVELAND, OH 44115

Welcome to the Real Estate Services Department of the Cuyahoga County Fiscal Office, more commonly known as the Transfer & Recording office. We are responsible for the transfer and conveyance of all documents conveying interest in land, to track the chain of title of all real property in this county and to maintain a permanent record of every document pertaining to the conveyance and encumbrance of land within this county. We also maintain the property tax maps of all real property in the Cuyahoga County.

CORONAVIRUS NOTICE

The Transfer & Recording Office will be re-opened for public access on Monday, July 6th, 2020 through appointment only. Anyone who needs to conduct business with this office will be required to schedule an APPOINTMENT before they are granted access to the building. Please use the link above (also listed on the menu to your right) to schedule a time for you to meet with a member of our staff.

What you can expect when you come to the County Administration Building at the time of your appointment:

  • You must wear a mask to enter the building
  • Keep Social Distance of six feet
  • Only two people per elevator
  • You will be screened for temperature and asked questions related to your health

NOTICE CONCERNING DEED PREPARATION:

We highly recommend that you contact a title company or an attorney to assist in the preparation of deeds to transfer real property. The preparation of a deed is considered the practice of law by the Ohio Supreme Court. The current owner (Grantor) is welcome to act as their own attorney; however the county cannot provide legal advice. All deeds must comply with the Ohio Revised code and the Cuyahoga County Transfer Standards.

The Real Estate Services Department requires one of the following two forms to accompany every transfer:
  • DTE FORM 100 “Statement of Value & Receipt”
  • DTE FORM 100EX “Statement of Reason for Exemption from Real Property Conveyance Fee”

FEES:

Conveyance Fee: 0.4% of the sale price or value of real property being transferred.
Transfer Fee: $0.50 per lot or part of lot transferred.
Recording Fee: $34.00 for the first two pages and $8.00 for each additional page of each document recorded. (Half of all recording fees collected are required to be submitted to the state to the credit 0of the Ohio Housing Trust Fund.)

NOTICE TO ALL REAL ESTATE PROFESSIONALS

 
graphic of calendar on banner for Transfer and Recording appointments


CLICK HERE FOR ALL QUESTIONS OR COMMENTS:

PROPERTY INQUIRY FORM


CLICK HERE TO REVIEW FEES:

RECORDING FEES


SEARCH RECORDED DOCUMENTS:

SEARCH DOCUMENTS



TRANSFER & RECORDING FORMS:

FORMS


REGISTER RENTAL PROPERTY:

RENTAL REGISTRATION


APPLY FOR OWNER OCCUPIED TAX CREDIT:

OWNER OCCUPIED CREDIT


You are also welcome to E-Record NON-TRANSFER DOCUMENTS ONLY through the following vendors:


If you cannot afford legal assistance, contact the Legal Aid Society

LEGAL AID SOCIETY


Please search for local Title Companies thru the Ohio Land Title Association:

OLTA


VETERAN SERVICES


FOR ALL QUESTIONS OR ASSISTANCE PLEASE CLICK BELOW:

PROPERTY INQUIRY FORM