Clay County Recorder
1st Floor, Room 111
The elective office of County Recorder was the first local office created by the Constitution of the state of Indiana in 1816. It is the primary duty of the county recorder to record instruments submitted for recording and maintains those records for perpetuity. Documents for statistical record keeping purposes fall into four categories: deeds and other conveyances, mortgages and other liens and their releases, miscellaneous documents and uniform commercial code documents. The office goal is to provide efficient service to the public in a way that exemplifies the highest standards of courtesy, cost effectiveness and ethical performance as well as to make public records readily accessible to citizens in a convenient manner while safeguarding the security of those records.