Recorder's OfficeCounty Recorder who has the important and indispensable task of keeping the vital records pertaining to ownership in real estate (land) and to all encumbrances or liens upon it.
Guernsey County Recorder
8:00 AM to 4:00 PM
Monday – Friday
627 Wheeling Ave Ste 305
Cambridge, OH 43725
What does a Recorder do?….
In Ohio it is the County Recorder who has the important and indispensable task of keeping the vital records pertaining to ownership in real estate (land) and to all encumbrances or liens upon it. Without the work of the County Recorder in recording, safekeeping and organizing all documents in a competent and logical manner, it would be nearly impossible to purchase land and be assured of a clear title or to lend money with land as security.
The Practice of Recording real estate documents is based on law in England which traveled to the New World with the colonists. Public land registrars were appointed in colonial America to keep accurate records. a system of registration was necessary to prove the rights of persons who first made claims to property.
Today the County Recorder keeps and maintains accurate lang records that are current, legible and easily accessible. An important aspect of the Recorder’s work is to index each document so it may be readily located. Accurate indexing makes it possible for persons searching land records to find the documents necessary to establish a “chain of title” (history of ownership) and ensures that any debts or encumbrances against the property ar evident. These invaluable records are utilized by the general public, attorneys, historians, genealogist, and land title examiners.
The Guernsey County Recorder’s Office is now online with certain documents – You can view these documents by clicking on this link
Documents Filed or Recorded in the Recorder’s Office
Quit Claim Deeds
Waivers of Priority
Certificates of Transfer
Affidavits, Easements, Leases
Certificate of Title to Registered Land
(Drawings showing locations of lots and boundaries, usually of subdivided land.)
(Drawings of property where there is individual ownership of portions of a building and joint ownership of
Partnerships, Power of Attorneys Trusts, Miscellaneous Records
Zoning Resolutions, Maps & Amendments
Annexations – Petitions
State Centerline Surveys
Street Name Changes
Vacating of Streets and Alleys
Military Service Discharges
Financing Statements - Real Estate Only
(Filed under provisions in the Uniform Commercial Code)
Corporate Mergers, Name Changes, Cancellations
Bills of Sale
Mechanic’s Liens and Notices of Commencement
Recognizance Bond Liens
Corrupt Activity and Medicaid Fraud Liens
Unemployment Compensation Liens
Workers’ Compensation Liens and Personal Tax Liens
Federal Tax Liens and Child Support Liens