COUNTY RECORDER

Loretta Foster

812-829-5013 (Office)
812-829-5014 (Fax)
Loretta.Foster@owencounty.in.gov
​Room 201
60 S. Main St.
Spencer, IN  47460

The County Recorder’s function is to maintain permanent public records involving a wide variety of instruments. The Recorder’s Office is responsible for the preservation of a wide range of documents including deeds, mortgages, liens, leases, subdivision plats, surveys, land contracts, UCC filings, military discharges, and more. For a complete list click on the Document types page (IC 36-2-11-8).

The Owen County Recorder's Office offers eRecording

This service has many benefits which includes a faster turnaround time. The process associated with paper is reduced from taking days to just hours. This allows for greater efficiency and productivity. This also means fewer rejections and faster corrections. To take advantage of recording your documents electronically, you may contact the vendors below for more information:

Simplifile

1-800-460-5657

All Document Types; Including those that Circulate Between Recorder, Auditor and Assessor

CSC

1-866-652-0111

Non-Transfer Documents Only

ePN

1-866-652-0111

Non-Transfer Documents Only

INDECOMM

1-651-766-5122

Non-Transfer Documents Only

**Requests for Soldiers Discharge Documents (DD214) will need to start at the Indiana Department of Veterans' Affairs Website which is www.in.gov/dva. The State of Indiana has created a tracking system for increased privacy and security of these restricted documents. Once the request has been submitted online our office will receive it and determine if we do in fact have the document; if we do then with Photo ID and the appropriate supporting documentation in accordance with IC 10-17-2-4 we will release it.

GENERAL INSTRUCTIONS FOR RECORDING CONVEYANCE DOCUMENTS

As a part of an ongoing long term plan to make this office more available, user-friendly and accessible, we provide the following:
Property Fraud Alert:

Is a proactive service provided by Owen County that can protect your home from property and mortgage fraud. You will be alerted if your name is on any recorded documents. Register here for FREE! Click on the link or call 1- 800-728-3858 for more information.  Property Fraud Alert

 

                                         
  
Tapestry:   Searches and printing online 24 – 7. (see details below)
Laredo:      Subscription services available 24 -7 (see details below)
Veteran:     Records not publicly accessible.Additional  

 

ALERT : You may obtain a copy of your deed for only $1.00 per page.  There are some that want to provide copies of your deed for fees ranging from $50.00 to $119.00. The official-looking letters are NOT from a state or federal agency. If in doubt please call our office.

 

INDIANA COUNTY RECORDER’S FEE SCHEDULE (Effective July 1, 2017)

Mortgages

 

(Includes rerecorded & subordinate mortgages, supplemental indentures) $55.00

 

Deeds and other documents $25.00

Additional pages exceeding 8 ½” x 14” within any document shall be charged: $5.00 each

Mechanic’s Lien (including one mail out) $25.00

Each additional mail out $2.00 

  

Copies

 

Copies 11” x 17” or smaller, per page $1.00

Copies larger than 11” x 17”, per page $5.00

Certification of Document $5.00

 

Uniform Commercial Code Liens

Beginning Jan.1, 2021:

UCC fees will change to a flat fee of $25.00 for Financing Statements, Financing Statement Amendments and information requests.

  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Honor Rewards program is a community service made available through your county’s land and public records office to thank and acknowledge our nation’s veterans for their sacrifices to our country. This program allows veterans in your community to sign-up to receive an Honor Rewards Card and use this ID Card to receive discounts and benefits at local participating retailers, restaurants and other businesses.

SEARCH OUR RECORDS FROM YOUR COMPUTER 24/7. 

WE HAVE SEVERAL WAYS OUR RECORDS ARE AVAILABLE TO YOU.

Tapestry allows you to search our records for a fee of $6.95 per search plus $1.50 for the first page, and $1.25 for each additional page when printed.  

 

If you prefer to have permanent ability to search records by subscription, you may open a Laredo account with us.  Following minutes and rates are available:
PER MINUTE PLANS        USER FEE*                    OVERAGE FEE **

a.  0-250 minutes               $60/month                      .20 per minute
b.  251 -1000 minutes        $115/month                   .15 per minute
c.  1001-3000 minutes       $220/month                   .12 per minute
d.  Unlimited minutes         $270/month

* Remote print copies are $1.00 per page
** Per minute charge for each minute over the signed plan.,

 

An account may be opened by calling 812-829-5013.  You may print anything you wish and your account will be charged $1.00 per page pursuant to statutes.  Bills are sent out monthly.

Our current database has images from 12/4/01 to present.  Deeds are indexed from 10/27/75 to present, everything else is indexed from 4/7/92 to present.

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

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