Wayne County Recorder's Office
Recorder: Debby Resh
Located on the west end of the west wing
on the second floor of the Wayne County Annex Building
FAX: (765) 973-9341
Effective 3-26-2020 Deeds will only be transferred and recorded on Wednesdays until further notice
NOTICE: AS OF JULY 1, 2006, ACCORDING TO IC 36-2-11-15, AFFIRMATION STATEMENT IS REQUIRED ON MOST DOCUMENTS TO BE RECORDED. SEE EXPLANATION
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Did you know?
The office of County Recorder was the first constitutional office in county government in the State of Indiana.
The Recorder’s office records any written instrument submitted to its office, provided it meets essential requirements set by state statutes. We index all documents submitted for recording into our computer system and most of the documents indexed, pertain to real estate located in Wayne County. Instruments commonly recorded are: Deeds, Mortgages, Assignments, Releases, Powers of Attorney, Real Estate Contracts, Annexations, Trustee Elections, Affidavits, Final Decrees, Surveys, Subdivision Plats, 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 other miscellaneous instruments.
The Recorder is required by state law to preserve all the records recorded in the office. We microfilm every document, microfilm being the only archival media. Since the year 2000, we also scan every document into the computer system, making it easy for the public to access them.
The Recorder also files liens against personal property attached to real estate, which are known as UCC Fixtures and all other filings related to these fixtures.
The Recorder supplies copies of any instrument on record when requested. The instruments recorded in our office date back to 1811, before Indiana became a state in 1816
Your County Recorder:
Records any written instrument submitted for recording, provided it meets essential requirements. (Fee charged.) Instruments commonly recorded are: Deeds, Mortgages, Assignments, Releases, Powers of Attorney, Real Estate Contracts, Annexations, Trustee Elections, Affidavits, Final Decrees, 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 other miscellaneous instruments.
Files Uniform Commercial Code instructions.
Supplies copies of any instrument and certifies to those recorded upon request. (Fee charged.)