- Recorder’s Office
Ottawa County Overview
Ottawa County is a long narrow county in northern Ohio. Per the 2010 Census, Ottawa County has a population of 41,428 residents.
The eastern end of the county is bordered on the north by the wonderful waters of Lake Erie's western basin. The Portage River and Sandusky Bay provide more recreational waters, making this area very favorable for tourism and sports fishing.
The central and western portions of the county have thriving agricultural base. There villages dot the rural landscape.
Port Clinton, the only city, is the county seat. The city and the incorporated villages are each governed by a mayor and council.
Ottawa County has twelve townships, each governed by a board of three trustees and served by a fiscal officer. The governing officials of all of these political subdivisions are elected by the voters of the county.
Most officials at the county-wide level are elected in the same years that U.S. Presidents are elected.
- Are there any liens on my property?
- Can I send my documents by mail?
- Can you change the name on my deed? Can you add a name to my deed?
- Can you sell me a postage stamp to return my document?
- Does Ottawa County charge for a marginal notation on a deed?
- Does the Recorder’s Office sell or provide forms?
- How can I pay for the recording fee?
- How much does it cost to record a document?
- If I call your office on the phone, what information should I have available so that you can help find documents about the property in question?
- Should I prepare my own document?
- When I send a deed to be transferred and recorded, may I send one check or money order that includes the total amount for the auditor’s and recorder’s fees?
- Will you provide copies by mail or email?