Hancock County Recorder

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Public Records Search

One of the most significant services provided by the Recorder’s Office is retrieval of public documents primarily as it pertains to land records; with that in mind, the Hancock County Recorder is delighted to partner with Doxpop.

Doxpop allows citizens and companies to access public records without coming into the county annex. Although Doxpop does require users to have an account, the company does allow a certain number of free document searches.

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or call (866) 369-7671  

Document Rejections

It is the duty of the Hancock County Recorder to record documents which comply with Indiana Code. The following list represents a few common reasons a document may be rejected.

Notary missing or incomplete/Seal Missing (IC 36-2-11-16)*,

Missing or Incorrect Recording Fee (IC 36-2-7-10),

Prepared by Statement Missing (IC 36-2-11-15),

Social Security Affirmation Statement Missing (IC 36-2-11-15),

Document not legible or does not meet margin space requirement [2 inch space at top and bottom of document] (IC 36-2-11-16 & IC 36-2-11-16.5).

A Deed might also be rejected based on the above captioned list, as well as, the following (IC 36-2-11); 

The Grantor or Grantee missing,

Auditor’s transfer stamp and Assessor’s sales disclosure stamp,

Legal description missing/incomplete,

Instrument number of the Power of Attorney.

Generally speaking, signatures are to be original with the typed or printed name beneath or beside the signature. Further, the name(s) in a document should be consistent throughout the document.

Please note: a self-addressed postage-paid envelope should be included for a document to be returned. In addition, for a document to be forwarded to a third-party, a self-addressed postage-paid envelope will be required.

Indiana Secretary of State Business Resources

*See Secretary of State’s Website Regarding Notary Requirements

Assumed Business Name

Persons (sole-proprietors) or General Partnerships conducting business in Indiana in a name other than the real name of person or general partnership [DBA] shall record an Assumed Business Name certificate with the County Recorder (IC 23-0.5-3-4).  The cost to record this form is $25.00.

To print certificate please click the link below.

Certificate of Assumed Business Name

Community Alert

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Upcoming Events

Drainage Board Meeting
March 05, 2020 8:00 am

Drainage Board Meeting
April 02, 2020 8:00 am

Drainage Board Meeting
May 07, 2020 8:00 am

Drainage Board Meeting
June 04, 2020 8:00 am

Drainage Board Meeting
July 02, 2020 8:00 am

Recorder Alert

Please contact the Recorders office at 477-1142 should you receive mail stating "DEED PROCESSING NOTICE". A copy of your DEED is available at the Recorder’s office for $1.00 per page and Deeds are usually one or two pages.

Hancock County is NOT SENDING out this processing notice. Should you receive any mail regarding Property profile or Deeds, feel free to contact us so that we may assist you.

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