CLOSED on GOOD FRIDAY

The Recorder’s Office will be CLOSED on FRIDAY, MARCH 29 in observance of GOOD FRIDAY. Regular hours will resume on Monday, April 1.

Corrective Back Indexing on Deeds

The Belmont County Recorder’s Office has commenced correcting indexing errors for deeds prior to 1992. Some documents may appear as unverified with a red ‘X’ while awaiting review. This project will encompass Deed Volumes 544 through 675. Substantive changes (correcting misspellings, adding names that were not indexed, etc.) will be notated in the public comment field and made viewable to the public.

The office is currently reviewing DEEDS from 1989.

The office started this project on 05/10/2023. It is expected to be completed in 2025.

If you have any questions about this undertaking, please reach out to Recorder Jason A. Garczyk at jgarczyk@co.belmont.oh.us or 740-699-2140.

Belmont County Now Accepting e-Recordings 2/7/2022

Documents can now be submitted to the Belmont County Recorder’s Office for electronically filing (e-filing) instead of the conventional method of paper documents. We have the ability to receive your e-filed documents through our Submitter Service Provider, making the process of document recording faster and more efficient.

How does it work?

  • An account must be set up with one of our accepted e-Recording partners in order to submit documents electronically. Below is a list of our approved partner companies. To get started, visit one of the websites at the bottom of the page

CSC (Ingeo)  <www.erecording.com> 1-855-200-1150 csc-help@cscglobal.com

ePN <www.goepn.com> 1-888-325-3365 support@goepn.com

Indecomm Global Services  <www.indecomm.com>

Simplifile  <www.simplifile.com> 1-800-460-5657 support@simplifile.com

  • Recording fees and transaction fees are paid through ACH (Automated Clearing House) payments.
  • The transmitted documents are checked by the Belmont County Recorder’s Office and either recorded or rejected. Once the document is recorded, it is available to the public for viewing. The originator will receive confirmation when the document has been successfully recorded. Recording information will be electronically affixed permanently to the image. You can now print or email the recorded document.
  • All documents must meet our office and state requirements. Our approved partners retain a copy of our standards and policies for e-Recording. If a document cannot be recorded, an immediate rejection notice is sent. The document will be returned electronically to the originator to be corrected and resubmitted.
  • Documents presented for e-Recording to the Belmont County Recorder’s Office will be processed between the hours of 9:00am and 3:30pm – Monday through Friday. Documents received after 3:30pm will not be processed until the following business day. Documents transmitted while the office is closed will be processed the next business day.

Examples of documents accepted for e-filing:

  • Mortgages
  • Mortgage Release
  • Assignments
  • Assignment of Rents
  • Modifications
  • Leases
  • Power of Attorney
  • Any other non-conveyance documents

Examples of documents NOT accepted for e-filing:

  • Deeds
  • Certificates of Transfer
  • Transfers of Death
  • Easements
  • Affidavits (requiring Auditor and Engineer stamps)
  • Land Contracts

We cannot e-file any documents that transfer ownership or convey real estate interest to another person. If a document would need stamps from the County Auditor and/or County Engineer, these documents cannot be recorded electronically.

Also keep in mind that multiple instruments that would be recorded successively must all be acceptable non-conveyance documents for recording – otherwise all instruments will be rejected. For example, a deed and mortgage presented together for recording will both be rejected since our office does not accept deeds for e-filing.

If you have any questions, please feel free to reach out to the Belmont County Recorder’s Office.

Yours in service,

Jason A. Garczyk

Belmont County Recorder