- Records any instrument submitted for recording, providing it meets essential requirements.
- Makes all recorded documents a matter of public record.
- Files Uniform Commercial Code Instruments.
- Supplies copies of any instrument and certifies to those recorded upon request.
- Provides public access to all recorded documents.
The county recorder’s function is to maintain permanent public records involving a wide variety of instruments. These documents detail transactions involving real estate, mining, personal property, mortgages, liens, leases, subdivision plats, military discharges, personal bonds, etc.
Generally, all of these instruments are recorded either for giving legal public notice of their existence or for safekeeping and future reference. The recorder maintains and preserves all legal documents affecting title to real property. These records are the legal basis for determining ownership. The degree with which the recorder fulfills his or her responsibilities ultimately forms the legal foundation for the institution of private property. The recorder is a member of the county commission on public records, which has authority over the preservation or disposition of all public records maintained by the county. (Generally see IC 36-2-11 for the duties of the county recorder).
We are excited to announce that La Porte County, Indiana now accepts eRecordings with Avid Land Records system! Former County Recorder Barbara Dean was looking to add further value to her submitters and community and by implementing eRecording, many businesses will be able to avoid the delays and costs involved with mailing or hand delivering documents to the courthouse.
By beginning to accept eRecordings, we have made a valuable service available to the submitters of La Porte County. This new technology not only saves businesses time by having documents instantly received at the Recorder’s Office, but it also saves them money with the decrease in postage, handling and courier costs. Plus, with eRecording, you can track and be sure your document arrives and is returned safely. Recorder’s Office will continue to utilize new technology to benefit our community and to make accessing recordings easier.