Recorder's Office

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.

Colleen Wheatley
Guernsey County Recorder
Email:cwheatley@guernseycounty.org

Office Hours:
8:00 AM to 4:00 PM
Monday – Friday

627 Wheeling Ave Ste 305
Cambridge, OH 43725
Phone: 740-432-9275
Fax: 740-439-6267

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

Deeds

Warranty Deeds
Quit Claim Deeds
Survivorship Deeds
Sheriff’s Deeds

Mortgages

Mortgage Releases
Assumptions
Encumbrances
Assignments
Subordinations
Waivers of Priority

Certificates of Transfer

Affidavits, Easements, Leases

Certificate of Title to Registered Land

(Torrens Land)

Land Contracts

(Torrens Land)

Plats

(Drawings showing locations of lots and boundaries, usually of subdivided land.)

Condominiums

(Drawings of property where there is individual ownership of portions of a building and joint ownership of
common elements.)

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

Liens

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