Frequently Asked Questions:
Where is the Johnson County Recorder’s Office located?
- We are located at 86 W. Court St. Franklin, IN 46131 in the West Annex building on the 2nd floor. We are open Monday – Friday 8:00am-4:30pm. *Please note that we cannot take recordings after 4pm – please be here by 3:45pm to allow us time to process your recording.
How much are copies in your office?
- Copies 11”x17” or smaller are $1 per page, copies larger than 11”x17” are $5 per page. Certified copies can be obtained from our office at $1 per page and $5 for the Certification.
How can I get a legal description of my property?
- The most accurate legal description will be from your deed. We will be happy to print just the legal description from your deed. The cost will be $1 per page.
What are the legal requirements for a document to be recorded?
How are the fees charged by the Recorder’s Office determined? How are recording requirements determined?
- The Recorder’s Office is a State Constitutional Office. Fees charged by the Recorder’s Office are established under IC 36-2-7. Recording requirements are set by IC 36-2-11.
How can I obtain a copy of my deed?
- The deed to your home or property is a public record available in the Recorder’s Office. To obtain a copy of a deed, you will need to provide the owner’s name and the approximate date of purchase. The cost is $1 per page. Most deeds are 1-3 pages. You can also visit www.landrecords.net to obtain a copy of your deed online.
Does the Recorder’s Office provide blank forms?
Where can I obtain a blank Deed/Lien/etc. form?
- You can obtain blank forms at any office supply stores (Office Max, Office Depot, Staples, etc.), your local library, or online.
What types of payment does the Recorder’s Office accept?
- The Recorder’s Office currently accepts payments for recordings and copies by cash, check or Credit/Debit cards. Debit & Credit cards incur a processing fee.
Why won’t the Recorder’s Office perform title searches?
- For liability reasons, our office does not provide search services nor give out recording information over the phone. Title Searchers are licensed and bonded to provide you with accurate title searches, the Recorder’s Office staff is not. The public can search the general index for recorded documents. Our records are available to the public during normal office hours, with the exception of records of military discharges. If you cannot come into the office, you may send a representative or contact a title company for assistance.
Can I search online for recordings in your office?
How do I add or delete a name on my deed?
- Consult an attorney or Title Company to make certain your property gets properly transferred into the correct name(s).
- In order to record a properly prepared deed or conveyance, it must first have been submitted to the Johnson County Assessor’s office and the Johnson County Auditor’s office. The Assessor’s office may require a Sales Disclosure Form to be filed prior to recording.
Where can I find Birth and Death Certificates?
Where can I find a Marriage License?
- Marriage Licenses are obtained in the Johnson County Clerk’s Office located at 5 E. Jefferson Street, Franklin, IN 46131. Johnson County Clerk