The County Recorder has the important and indispensable task of keeping the vital records pertaining to ownership of real estate (land) and to all encumbrances or liens upon it. Without the work of the County Recorder, it would be nearly impossible to purchase land and be assured of a clear title or to lend money with land as security. The Recorder keeps and maintains accurate land records that are current, legible and easily accessible. An important aspect of the Recorder's work is to index each document so it may be readily located. Accurate indexing makes it possible for persons searching land records to find the documents necessary to establish a "chain of title" (history of ownership) and ensures that any debts or encumbrances against the property are evident.
The staff of the Portage County Recorder's Office looks forward to serving you!!
Portage County Recorder
When researching real estate title, history and genealogy the Recorder's Office is an important resource. Staff will not perform searches, but will be available to offer assistance.
All documents to be recorded must be prepared and executed according to provisions set forth in the Ohio Revised Code.
COPIES OF ALL RECORDS AVAILABLE UPON REQUEST