Erie County Ohio Recorder Ellen Olsen

Responsibilities of Your County Recorder:

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  • Makes a complete, accurate and permanent record of every document pertaining to the conveyance and encumbrance of land within the county.
  • Maintains permanent land records, retains them in archival form, and makes them constantly accessible to the public.
  • Enforces more than 1000 sections of state law in the Ohio revised Code pertaining to the duties of the Recorder’s office.
  • Takes great care to ensure that every document received is accurately filed, recorded and indexed.
  • Serves on the county’s RECORD COMMISSION which authorizes the retention of county records and determines when or how these government records may be disposed.
  • Collects fees for documents filed in the Recorder’s office and pays these monies into the county’s general fund.
  • Maintains an accurate record of all monies appropriated to the Recorder’s office for its operation.
  • Performs all accounting functions necessary to the operation of the Recorder’s office including preparation of annual budgets and reports, vouchers, purchase orders, etc., and maintains all payroll records, sick and vacation leave records and other records pertaining to the Recorder’s staff.
  • Files annually an ethics report, inventory of office equipment, affirmative action report, depository agreements for funds and every other report as required by law.
  • Notifies boards of county commissioners and township trustees annually of their duty to file zoning resolutions, maps and amendments.

Note: Online records date back to 1987.  Federal Tax Liens and UCC’s are not included from 1987 through 1999.  To obtain information on those records, or to obtain a copy of any recorded document, please refer to our Frequently Asked Questions page.


Ellen Olsen
Erie County Ohio Recorder's Office

Erie County was organized March 1, 1838

Erie County Recorder's Office
Erie County Office Building

[email protected]
247 Columbus Avenue, Suite 225
Sandusky, OH 44870
Phone (419) 627-7686
Hours of Operation:
Monday - Friday 8:00 am – 4:00 pm

Holidays that we are CLOSED:
- New Year's Day - Martin Luther King Day - President's Day
- Memorial Day - Juneteenth (June 19th) - Independence Day - Labor Day
 - Columbus Day - Veterans Day (Nov. 11th) - Thanksgiving Day - Day after Thanksgiving
- Christmas Day
(If one of these holidays falls on a Saturday we are closed the Friday before. If one of the holidays falls on a Sunday we are closed the Monday after.) 


Recorder's Online Records

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