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General Information:

The Johnson County Recorder’s Office preserves many of the county’s most important records, ranging from deeds, home mortgages and neighborhood covenants to business names and military discharge documents. Our staff is committed to providing you with fast and accurate assistance with your recording and searching needs.


Contact Information:


The Johnson County Recorder’s office is located at 86 W. Court Street, Franklin, IN 46131, in the West Annex building on the 2nd floor. We are open Monday – Friday 8:00 am-4:30pm. *Please note - the entire recording process must be completed by 4pm.



Essential Recording Requirements:


- Name of person who prepared document (IC 36-2-11-15)


- Handwritten information must be legible (IC 36-2-11-10)


- Document requires a 2” margin at the top & bottom of the first & last page, ½” margin for each side, & ½” margins at the top & bottom of additional pages (IC 36-2-11-16.5)


- Notary documents require: (1) the state and county where the document was notarized; (2) county of residence; (3) notary seal; (4) commission expiration date; (5) printed name under signature (IC 33-42-2-9)


  • Notaries public commissioned on or after July 1, 2018, must update a seal to include: (1) the words “notary public”; (2) the words “State of Indiana”; (3) the word “seal”; (4) the name of the notary public exactly as it appears on the notary public’s commission certificate; (5) the words “commission number” followed by the commission number of the notary public; (6) the words “my commission expires” followed by the expiration date of the notary public’s commission. (IC 33-42-10-2)

- Must have at least 10 point font (IC 32-2-11-16.5)


- Names must be printed below all signatures. The name of each person executing the document must match identically in the body of the document. (IC 36-2-11-16)


- Affirmation statement required on all documents notarized in Indiana (IC 36-2-11-15)


  • “I affirm, under the penalties for perjury, that I have taken reasonable care to redact each Social Security Number in this document, unless required by law.” Printed Name: _____________________

- Grantees physical address (No PO Box) is required on all conveyances (Deed, Easement, Affidavits) of real property (IC 32-21-2-3)


- Assessor and Auditor endorsement required on real estate transfers (IC 36-2-11-14)


Johnson County Recorder’s Fee Schedule Effective 7/1/2017:


Indiana Recorder’s Fee Schedule


Indiana County Recorders Senate Bill 505


Laredo: (Monthly Subscription)

- Laredo is a subscription-based service that allows users to search in much the same way they would at a terminal in the Recorder's Office. It is designed for users who require online access on a regular basis.


- Laredo use is based on minutes, with packages ranging from 250 monthly minutes to unlimited use available. Users also pay $1.00 per page for each document PRINTED. There is no per-document charge to view documents. Subscribers must sign Laredo User Agreement


  • 0-250 minutes per month - $50.00 – ($0.20/minute overage)
  • 0-1000 minutes per month - $100.00 – ($0.15/minute overage)
  • 0-3000 minutes per month - $200.00 – ($0.12/minute overage)
  • Unlimited minutes per month - $250.00

- This is a recurring monthly package until the user cancels their subscription with 30 day notice. Laredo search parameters are the same as those by which users can search in the office.


Tapestry: (Pay-as-you-Go)

- Tapestry is an on-demand service designed for occasional users. All documents are available from 1995 to present.


- Users pay $6.95 per search and $1.50 per page for the first PRINTED page and each additional page is $1.25. Documents can be viewed at no charge.


- No user agreement is required and there is no recurring expense other than search and document charges.


- Tapestry users can search by name, document number, recording date, subdivision name/lot number, parcel number and metes and bounds.


Click here to use Tapestry

Property Fraud Alert:

According to the FBI, Property and Mortgage fraud is the fastest growing white-collar crime in the United States. Unfortunately, it has become all too easy for a criminal to record a fraudulent deed, making it appear as if they own your home. Once this step is complete, they can use your home as collateral on a mortgage or even attempt to sell your home to an unsuspecting buyer.


Although this type of crime is rare in Indiana, it is on the rise nationwide. The Johnson County Recorder's Office has taken a proactive step to provide you with one tool for staying ahead of criminals who target property owners.


Property Fraud Alert is an internet-based system that automatically alerts you via email or phone, each time a document that includes your name is recorded in the Johnson County (Indiana) Recorder's Office.*


Here is the best part...The service is free. No strings attached.


Click here for more information and to sign up


Click here to answer your questions about the Property Fraud Alert System


What should I do if I get an alert from the PFA system?


* Court judgments, state tax liens, bankruptcies and other documents NOT filed in the Johnson County Recorder's Office are NOT monitored by Property Fraud Alert.


Property Fraud Alert


Honor Rewards:

The Johnson County Recorder’s Office , in partnership with Fidlar Technologies, is excited to announce a new service for our Veterans, known as, Honor Rewards. With Honor Rewards, Veterans can sign-up at the Recorder’s Office or online to receive an Honor Rewards card, which qualifies them for discounts and incentives at participating businesses in our community. This service is being made available at no cost to the county and its taxpayers.


To sign up, all a Veteran needs to do is visit http://www.honorrewards.com/ , click on Johnson County, IN and fill out the form with details on when they served and with what branch of the Armed Forces. Veterans, who prefer to fill out the form in person instead of online, can visit the Johnson County Recorder’s Office during regular business hours for assistance with the form. The service is completely free and after signing up, the Veterans can expect to receive their Honor Rewards ID card in the mail within 3-4 weeks. Veterans are encouraged to record their DD214 or other forms of discharge papers in the county in which they currently reside if they have not already.


Local businesses and retailers can participate in the service by contacting the Johnson County Recorder’s Office or by using the Business Sign up Link. By participating, their business name will be listed on the Honor Rewards website for Johnson County, provided to Veterans who receive an Honor Rewards card; and, also be regularly mentioned in e-mail blasts to current Honor Rewards members. In addition, participating businesses will be provided with promotional materials like door stickers and flyers to promote their involvement.


Click here to sign up for Honor Rewards


E-Recording:

Johnson County has accepted electronic recordings since 2012 and currently receives approximately 66% of our documents through eRecording. We accept all document types for eRecording, including transfer documents that are routed between the Recorder, Assessor and Auditor.


eRecording is a service that is available to title companies, law firms, banks and other businesses that record documents on a regular basis. (Daily/Monthly)


The benefits of eRecording include:

  • Faster turnaround: Hours vs. days to get your document back
  • The race to the courthouse becomes instantaneous: your e-document beats one submitted via mail
  • Large potential cost savings in postage, overnight shipping and delayed proceedings
  • Fewer rejections and faster corrections: eRecording eliminates rejections for incorrect fees. Rejected documents can be resubmitted in hours vs. days

Johnson County accepts eRecordings from the following trusted sources:





General Information:

The Johnson County Recorder’s Office preserves many of the county’s most important records, ranging from deeds, home mortgages and neighborhood covenants to business names and military discharge documents. Our staff is committed to providing you with fast and accurate assistance with your recording and searching needs.


Contact Information:


The Johnson County Recorder’s office is located at 86 W. Court Street, Franklin, IN 46131, in the West Annex building on the 2nd floor. We are open Monday – Friday 8:00 am-4:30pm. *Please note - the entire recording process must be completed by 4pm.


During business hours, the Recorder’s office can be reached at (317) 346-4385


Essential Recording Requirements:


- Name of person who prepared document (IC 36-2-11-15)


- Handwritten information must be legible (IC 36-2-11-10)


- Document requires a 2” margin at the top & bottom of the first & last page, ½” margin for each side, & ½” margins at the top & bottom of additional pages (IC 36-2-11-16.5)


- Notary documents require: (1) the state and county where the document was notarized; (2) county of residence; (3) notary seal; (4) commission expiration date; (5) printed name under signature (IC 33-42-2-9)


  • Notaries public commissioned on or after July 1, 2018, must update a seal to include: (1) the words “notary public”; (2) the words “State of Indiana”; (3) the word “seal”; (4) the name of the notary public exactly as it appears on the notary public’s commission certificate; (5) the words “commission number” followed by the commission number of the notary public; (6) the words “my commission expires” followed by the expiration date of the notary public’s commission. (IC 33-42-10-2)

- Must have at least 10 point font (IC 32-2-11-16.5)


- Names must be printed below all signatures. The name of each person executing the document must match identically in the body of the document. (IC 36-2-11-16)


- Affirmation statement required on all documents notarized in Indiana (IC 36-2-11-15)


  • “I affirm, under the penalties for perjury, that I have taken reasonable care to redact each Social Security Number in this document, unless required by law.” Printed Name: _____________________

- Grantees physical address (No PO Box) is required on all conveyances (Deed, Easement, Affidavits) of real property (IC 32-21-2-3)


- Assessor and Auditor endorsement required on real estate transfers (IC 36-2-11-14)


Johnson County Recorder’s Fee Schedule Effective 7/1/2017:


Indiana Recorder’s Fee Schedule


Indiana County Recorders Senate Bill 505


Laredo: (Monthly Subscription)

- Laredo is a subscription-based service that allows users to search in much the same way they would at a terminal in the Recorder's Office. It is designed for users who require online access on a regular basis.


- Laredo use is based on minutes, with packages ranging from 250 monthly minutes to unlimited use available. Users also pay $1.00 per page for each document PRINTED. There is no per-document charge to view documents. Subscribers must sign Laredo User Agreement


  • 0-250 minutes per month - $50.00 – ($0.20/minute overage)
  • 0-1000 minutes per month - $100.00 – ($0.15/minute overage)
  • 0-3000 minutes per month - $200.00 – ($0.12/minute overage)
  • Unlimited minutes per month - $250.00

- This is a recurring monthly package until the user cancels their subscription with 30 day notice. Laredo search parameters are the same as those by which users can search in the office.


Tapestry: (Pay-as-you-Go)

- Tapestry is an on-demand service designed for occasional users. All documents are available from 1995 to present.


- Users pay $6.95 per search and $1.50 per page for the first PRINTED page and each additional page is $1.25. Documents can be viewed at no charge.


- No user agreement is required and there is no recurring expense other than search and document charges.


- Tapestry users can search by name, document number, recording date, subdivision name/lot number, parcel number and metes and bounds.


Click here to use Tapestry

Property Fraud Alert:

According to the FBI, Property and Mortgage fraud is the fastest growing white-collar crime in the United States. Unfortunately, it has become all too easy for a criminal to record a fraudulent deed, making it appear as if they own your home. Once this step is complete, they can use your home as collateral on a mortgage or even attempt to sell your home to an unsuspecting buyer.


Although this type of crime is rare in Indiana, it is on the rise nationwide. The Johnson County Recorder's Office has taken a proactive step to provide you with one tool for staying ahead of criminals who target property owners.


Property Fraud Alert is an internet-based system that automatically alerts you via email or phone, each time a document that includes your name is recorded in the Johnson County (Indiana) Recorder's Office.*


* Court judgments, state tax liens, bankruptcies and other documents NOT filed in the Johnson County Recorder's Office are NOT monitored by Property Fraud Alert.


Honor Rewards:

The Johnson County Recorder’s Office , in partnership with Fidlar Technologies, is excited to announce a new service for our Veterans, known as, Honor Rewards. With Honor Rewards, Veterans can sign-up at the Recorder’s Office or online to receive an Honor Rewards card, which qualifies them for discounts and incentives at participating businesses in our community. This service is being made available at no cost to the county and its taxpayers.


To sign up, all a Veteran needs to do is visit http://www.honorrewards.com/ , click on Johnson County, IN and fill out the form with details on when they served and with what branch of the Armed Forces. Veterans, who prefer to fill out the form in person instead of online, can visit the Johnson County Recorder’s Office during regular business hours for assistance with the form. The service is completely free and after signing up, the Veterans can expect to receive their Honor Rewards ID card in the mail within 3-4 weeks. Veterans are encouraged to record their DD214 or other forms of discharge papers in the county in which they currently reside if they have not already.


Local businesses and retailers can participate in the service by contacting the Johnson County Recorder’s Office or by using the Business Sign up Link. By participating, their business name will be listed on the Honor Rewards website for Johnson County, provided to Veterans who receive an Honor Rewards card; and, also be regularly mentioned in e-mail blasts to current Honor Rewards members. In addition, participating businesses will be provided with promotional materials like door stickers and flyers to promote their involvement.


Click here to sign up for Honor Rewards


E-Recording:

Johnson County has accepted electronic recordings since 2012 and currently receives approximately 66% of our documents through eRecording. We accept all document types for eRecording, including transfer documents that are routed between the Recorder, Assessor and Auditor.


eRecording is a service that is available to title companies, law firms, banks and other businesses that record documents on a regular basis. (Daily/Monthly)


The benefits of eRecording include:

  • Faster turnaround: Hours vs. days to get your document back
  • The race to the courthouse becomes instantaneous: your e-document beats one submitted via mail
  • Large potential cost savings in postage, overnight shipping and delayed proceedings
  • Fewer rejections and faster corrections: eRecording eliminates rejections for incorrect fees. Rejected documents can be resubmitted in hours vs. days

Johnson County accepts eRecordings from the following trusted sources: