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1. RECORDING
1.1. What is your mailing address?
1.2. Does Summit County offer on-line access to Recorded Documents?
1.3. What is Summit County's document turn-around time?
1.4. How can I obtain a copy of my deed?
1.5. Does the Recording Division perform title or property searches?
1.6. How do I change the name on a deed?
1.7. How do I replace a lost Military Discharge DD 214?
1.8. How can I obtain a copy of birth and death records?
1.9. What is e-recording and how can I use it to record my documents?

 

1. RECORDING


1.1. What is your mailing address?

Summit County Fiscal Office
Recording Division
175 South Main Street, 4th Floor
Akron, OH 44308
330-643-2712

1.2. Does Summit County offer on-line access to Recorded Documents?

You can search and view Recorded Documents using a web browser from 1988 forward. You can also access recorded document information by visiting our office and using our public computers located on the 4th floor in the Customer Service Area.

1.3. What is Summit County's document turn-around time?

Our turn-around time is 3 - 5 working days.

1.4. How can I obtain a copy of my deed?

You should have received a copy of your original deed shortly after the closing of your home. If you cannot find your deed, our office can provide a copy of your deed. You can mail a request. The cost of the copy is $4; add $1.00 if you want the copy certified. Include a stamped, self-addressed envelope with your request.

1.5. Does the Recording Division perform title or property searches?

No, we do not.

1.6. How do I change the name on a deed?

To change the name on a current deed of record, a new deed must be prepared and recorded. Ohio law states only the individual requesting the change or an attorney can prepare the new deed.

Once the new deed has been prepared, it must be presented to the Fiscal Office Property Transfer Department for approval of the legal description contained in the new deed and for the transfer to the new name. The deed is now ready for recordation in the Recording Department.

Recording fees are $28 for the first two pages and $8 for each additional page.

1.7. How do I replace a lost Military Discharge DD 214?

Military Discharges are recorded at no charge in our Recording Division. Certified copies are given as a courtesy to military personnel. Your discharge from active duty, DD Form 214, is one of the most important documents you will receive from the branch of military service where you served. It allows you to participate in all Veterans Affairs programs as well as many state and federal programs.

Military Discharges are not viewable via the Internet.

If you did not record your DD Form 214 at the Recording Division office and you need a copy, you can request one by calling or writing your Member of Congress.

1.8. How can I obtain a copy of birth and death records?

For Akron residents, call 330-812-3845; all others call the Summit County Health Department at 330-923-4891.

1.9. What is e-recording and how can I use it to record my documents?

E-recording is the process of recording documents electronically. The Summit County Fiscal Office works with the Following vendors to e-record documents:
Simplifile Corporation Service Company (CSC) eRecording Partners Network (ePN)