440 Third Street • Columbus, IN 47201
Phone 812-379-1520 • Fax 812-375-5440
Office Hours: Mon - Fri, 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
The Recorder is an elected position authorized by Article 6, Section 2 of the Indiana Constitution and serves a four (4) year term. IC 36-2-11 details the specific duties of the recorder position which focuses mainly on the recording, filing, and preservation of documentation in the realm of property records. Recorded documents or instruments must meet the requirements of IC 36-2-11-16 and IC 36-2-11-16.5. Instruments recorded in the Recorder's office include Deeds, Mortgages, Assignments, Releases, Powers of Attorney, Real Estate Contracts, Annexations, Trustee Elections, Affidavits, Surveys, Federal Tax Liens, Mechanics Liens, Military Discharges, Articles of Incorporation, Cemetery Deeds, Bonds, Plats, Condominiums, Firms Doing Business Under Assumed Names, Delinquent Sewer Liens, and Miscellaneous Instruments. The costs associated with obtaining copies of any instrument are located in our fees section.
Recorder - Anita Hole (R)
Chief Deputy -
2nd Deputy - Teresa (Terri) Perkinson
2nd Deputy - Melissa Kirk