Standard Recording Guidelines per the Ohio Revised Code §317.114*
Computer font size of at least 10 pt
Minimum paper size - 8 1/2 by 11 inches
Maximum paper size - 8 1/2 by 14 inches
Black or blue ink ONLY
No use of highlighting
Margins of 1 inch on each side and bottom of each page
3 inch margin on the top of the first page reserved for Auditors/Recorder stamps
1 1/2 margin on the top of each remaining pages
The goal is document standardization, but the County Recorder must accept any document even if it does not conform to the new guidelines. However, the County Recorder will charge a $20.00 penalty fee in addition to the standard fee.
This law does not apply to the following: Any documents from any court or taxing authority, Plats, DD214's, Any state or federal document, any documents executed before July 1, 2009.
*on July 1, 2009, House Bill 525 went into effect which created standardized guidelines for documents recorded in all State of Ohio Recorder's Offices.