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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. This office combines the functions of the formerly elected County Auditor, County Recorder & County Engineer. We are responsible for the transfer and conveyance of all documents conveying interest in land, minerals or mineral rights, such as Deeds, Affidavits, Certificates of Transfer, Court Judgment Entries and to track the chain of title of all real property in this county. We are also responsible for all functions of the County Recorder to maintain a permanent record of every document pertaining to the conveyance and encumbrance of land within this county. Lastly, to maintain a current set of property tax maps of all real property in the county.

CORONAVIRUS NOTICE

Effective Monday, April 5th, 2021 the Transfer & Recording Department will be fully reopened to the public. Appointments are no longer required to file documents with this office. You will be subject to Covid screening upon entering the building and everyone must wear a mask while in the Administration Building. All documents must be fully executed, signed & notarized before you arrive at our office for recording. Filing hours are 8:30AM to 4:00PM Monday thru Friday. RECORDER STAFF CANNOT PROVIDE LEGAL ADVICE.

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, county personnel 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 TITLE COMPANIES & ATTORNEYS

 

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


If you require assistance preparing a deed or other legal document, you can locate a real estate attorney at the CLEVELAND METROPOLITAN BAR ASSOCIATION.


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

OR CALL 216-443-7020

rolled title and deed document
TITLE COMPANY FILINGS
CLICK LINK ABOVE