Public Notice

Notice: January 5, 2009 The Lorain County Recorder's Document images have been placed back online. The images found on the Lorain County Recorder's website are watermarked to external users. Documents received for filing with the "UNOFFICIAL" watermark (ie. legal descriptions) will not be accepted for recording. Documents are available without the watermark inside the Lorain County Recorder's Office during normal business hours. Our office is located at:

The Lorain County Administration Building
226 Middle Avenue - First Floor
Elyria, Ohio 44035
440-329-5148

Our normal business hours are Monday - Friday 8:00am - 4:30pm. We are closed on all federal holidays.

Law Now in Effect

Pursuant to Ohio Revised Code 5302.221, all Affidavit of Transfer on Death to be recorded after a persons death must include the completed form "Ohio Medicaid Estate Recovery Form" prior to transfer or recording. Once the Recorder's Office has received the required information, they will submit the forms with a copy of the deed to the Medicaid Recovery Administrator. These forms are required for all Affidavit of Transfer on Death filed after a persons death. If you have questions regarding this new law, please consult an attorney. The Lorain County Recorder's Office is not allowed to provide legal advice.

Services We Offer

The following documents are recorded at the Lorain County Recorder's Office:

  • Deeds
  • Mortgages
  • Liens
  • Land Contracts

To view the complete list of documents, click here.


Document Search

Our new Record Search is available here.




Directions to Our Office

The Recorder's office is on the first floor of the Lorain County Administration Building.

For directions from the North click here.

From the South click here.


Office Hours

Office Hours:
Monday through Friday
8:00am - 4:30pm

Recording Hours:
Monday through Friday
8:00am - 4:30pm

For office closings click here.

Fee Summary

  2012 Totals 2013 Totals Diff %
General Fund $ 1,174,238.77 $ 1,257,999.48 7.13%
Housing Trust Fund $ 1,302,989.20 $ 1,395,980.90 7.14%
Equipment Fund $ 131,901.00 $ 141.501.00 7.28%
Grand Total $ 2,609,128.97 $ 2,795,481.38 7.14%

Current As of January 2013