Information contained herein was taken from:


         County Ordinances of Appropriations and Salary Ordinances

         HERE IS YOUR INDIANA GOVERNMENT which is published by the Indiana State Chamber of Commerce

         Association of Indiana Counties Legislative Bulletin

         INDIANA HANDBOOK OF TAXES, REVENUES, AND APPROPRIATIONS which is published by Indiana Legislative Services Agency, Office of Fiscal Management Analysis


County Recorder

 The Recorder is a constitutional officer elected for a term of four years by vote of the county at large, and is prohibited from serving more than eight years within a 12-year period.  The chief function of the recorder is that of preserving public records, including deeds, mortgages, liens, leases, articles of incorporation and amendments, certificates authorizing foreign corporations to do business within the state, Army and Navy discharges, bankruptcy notices, etc.

 Instruments affecting title to real estate must be signed by the County Auditor showing transfer of property for taxation before they can be recorded.  Deeds executed by corporations and non-residents of the state of Indiana cannot be accepted for recording by the Recorder unless evidence that gross income tax has been paid on proceeds of the sale is attached to the instrument.

 The County Recorder cannot accept, for recording instruments which do not bear immediately below the written signatures, printed, typewritten, or stamped names of persons signing them, unless the instrument is accompanied by the affidavit certifying the correctness of the names represented by the signatures.  This does not apply to court orders, decrees, judgments or writs, wills, death certificates, or instruments executed outside the state.