Real Estate Transfers and Real Property Records

The Auditor’s Real Estate Department transfers deeds and other real property transfer documents prior to their recording. As a result, the office also maintains property ownership records to assist the County Treasurer in real estate tax billing and collection.

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Real Estate Conveyance Fees

The cost is $4.00 per $1,000.00 of the purchase price and .50 cents per parcel to transfer.

Additional property information made available by the Portage County Auditor includes:

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Parcel ownership histories.

Property valuations.

Property sales information.

Real estate tax and special assessment information.

One of the primary statutory responsibilities of the Auditor’s office is accounting for over 250 Portage County funds which are used to provide services to our residents. The Auditor and her staff record and track the revenue sources and the expenses of every elected official and the many different departments that make up county government.

The Auditor is the Chief Administrator for the Information Technology Services Department, which manages and supports computer systems in use by Portage County departments, boards and commissions.