During this time of COVID-19 Pandemic the Fulton County Recorder’s Office, Records Center and Microfilm are open by appointment only. Attorneys and title searchers can call ahead in advance to search and record documents. Documents may also be mailed, e-Recorded or placed in the night drop box (front of the administration building). Please call with any questions. Details are subject to change.
In Ohio, it is the Fulton County Recorder who has the important and indispensable task of keeping the vital records pertaining to ownership in real estate (land) and to all encumbrances or liens upon it. Without the work of the County Recorder in recording, safekeeping, and organizing all documents in a competent and logical manner, it would be nearly impossible to purchase land and be assured of a clear title or to lend money with land as security.
The County Recorder maintains permanent land records, retains them in archival form, and makes them constantly accessible to the public.