Allen County Recorder
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Documents found on this website are not necessarily a true copy of the original. Sensitive personal information may have been masked in an effort to protect the residents of Allen County. A copy of the true original document can only be viewed or obtained by visiting the Allen County Recorderís Office.
Using this website for title search purposes is absolutely not recommended. You should always obtain the official records from the Recorder's Office in the Allen County Courthouse.
In an effort to protect Allen County residents, documents which contain personal information as described in R.C. 149.43 have been specifically redacted.
Some documents in their entirety have been requested to be redacted from our internet website by the customer. They will not appear on this website but they will be available in our office and are considered public records. These documents may only be viewed and/or copies obtained by visiting our courthouse office.
Additionally, DD214s and other military service records are not considered public records; they will not be displayed on the internet website.
Our internet website can be a time saver, a tool and a great source for Allen County information but is it NOT the OFFICIAL RECORDS of the Allen County Recorder. A complete copy of the Official Records can only be found at the Allen County Recorder's Office, 301 N. Main St., Suite 204, Lima, Ohio, 45801
DOCUMENTS RECORDED IN THE RECORDERíS OFFICE GENERALLY ARE CONSIDERED TO BE PUBLIC RECORDS. OTHER PERSONS HAVE ACCESS TO THE INFORMATION IN RECORDED DOCUMENTS. R.C. 317.42(A)
UNDER OHIO LAW, AND IN ACCORDANCE WITH 1196 OP. ATTíY GEN. NO. 96-019, THE COUNTY RECORDER SHALL ACCEPT FOR RECORDING ONLY DOCUMENTS THAT ARE AUTHORIZED BY THE OHIO REVISED CODE TO BE RECORDED. NO OTHER DOCUMENTS WILL BE ACCEPTED. See, e.g. R.C. Chapter 317; R.C. 1311.06; R.C. 5301.252
Pursuant to R.C. 5301.252(e), "any person who knowingly makes any false statement in (an affidavit on facts relating to title) is guilty of perjury under
Pursuant to R.C. 2913.43(A), "no person, by deception, shall cause another to execute any writing which disposes of or encumbers property, or by which a pecuniary obligation is incurred."
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