Recording Fees

**** New Fees Effective July 1st, 2017 ****

**** Current fees effective until June 30,2017 ****
       Documents (Up to 9 inches by 15 inches)
                    Fee
Deeds, not exceeding 9"x15" $16.00 First Page
Each additional page , not exceeding 9"x15" $2.00 Each
Mortgages $14.00 First Page
Each additional page, not exceeding 9" x 15" $2.00 Each
Each Release/Partial Release/Assignment $12.00 First Page
Each additional page, not exceeding 9" x 15" $2.00 Each
Any Document exceeding 9"x15" $20.00 First Page
Each Additional page, exceeding 9"x15" $5.00 Each
Mechanics Lien with One first-class mailing $13.00
Each additional page &/or mailing $2.00 Each
Affidavits / Other documents not exceeding 9"x15" $11.00 First Page  
Each Additional page, not exceeding 9"x15" $2.00 Each
  
 Documents (Exceeding 9 inches by 15 inches)
Fee
Documents Exceeding 9 inches by 15 inches
 $20 First Page
Mechanics Lien with one Mailing
 $13, Additional Mailing or Page $2
 *Additional Pages  $5
 
 Additional Services
Fee
Certification
$6 First Page plus $1 Per Page for Copy Fee
Certification larger than 9 inches by 15 inches
 $7 Plus $2 Per Page for Copy Fee
Copies
 $1 Per Page
Copies larger than 9 inches by 15 inches
 $2 Per Page
 Cross References
 $1 Per Reference
 
 Proofreading Documents  $0.50 Per Page
 Furnishing Typewritten Copies of Records $3.00 Per Page
 
Uniform Commercial Code Filing
Fee
Financing Statement, two pages or less
$9
Statement, three pages or more
$13
Amendment, two pages or less
$9
Amendment, three pages or more
$13
Search - one name
$10
Search - each additional name
$5

Documents That Do Not Require a Recording Fee


  • IC 10-17-3-2 Certified copy of a document requested by state or any political subdivision that is necessary to secure benefits to members of the military, honorably discharged veteran, or surviving spouse or dependents
  • IC 10-17-2-3 Military discharge
  • IC 36-2-7-10 Official Bonds
  • IC 36-2-7-10 Recording of Official Bonds
  • IC 8-23-7 Recording of a right of way transferring title to a railroad
  • IC 8-23-23 Recording of a right of way or easement for use as a state, county or municipal highway
  • IC 12-14-16-10 Supplemental Assistance Liens
  • IC 6-1.1-22-2(c) Surveyor recording a legal description on tax sale property

Personal Property Filing


 Please note, beginning July 1, 2007 all financing statements involving personal property are to be filed at the Indiana Secretary of State’s
Office. Failure to file in the proper office may affect the perfection of the filing.

Escrow Accounts


Escrow or draw down accounts is a service provided by the St. Joseph County Recorder’s office. Customers will conveniently be able to record documents, order copies as well as fax documents anywhere within the local area. A minimum of $25 must be in the account at all times.