Commonly Recorded Documents

  • Wells County DOES NOT accept multiple transaction documents (blanket documents)
  • Deeds
  • Mortgages
  • Assignments and Subordinations
  • Releases
  • Power of Attorneys
  • Real Estate Contracts
  • Military Discharges (DD214)
  • Trustee Elections
  • Affidavits
  • Federal Tax Liens
  • Mechanics Liens
  • Sewer Liens
  • Articles of Incorporation
  • Assumed Business Names
  • Bonds
  • Surveys
  • Annexations
  • Plats
  • Condominiums
  • Miscellaneous Instruments

Dates to Remember

  • New Recording Fees Effective July 1, 2017
  • All documents to be recorded before July 1, 2017 must be received in the Recorder’s Office by 3:00pm on June 29th, 2017.
  • All Records are on micro-film starting from June 1, 1965.
  • Documents are not online at this time but viewable and printable in the office.

Recorders Fee Schedule

Recorder Fee Schedule as of July 1, 2017


*Current fee schedule (listed below) expires June 30, 2017.

Not exceeding 8.5″x14″
Each Additional Page
Not exceeding 8.5″x14″
Each Additional Page
Affidavits/Other Documents
Not exceeding 8.5″x14″
Each Additional Page
Release/Partial Release/Assignmen
Not exceeding 8.5″x14″
Each Additional Page
Any Document Exceeding 8.5″x14″ 
First Page
Each Additional Page
Mechanics Lien & Common Law Lien
With 1 First Class Mailing
Each Additional Page or Mailing
Cross Reference of a Recorded Document (ea.)
Photographic Copies of Recorder’s Records (per page) 
Copies Exceeding 8.5″x14″
Certified Copies of Documents
(plus $1.00 per page for copies)

Non-Conforming Fee – All documents must have a two inch margin on
the top and bottom of the first and last pages per IC 36-2-11-16-.5.
Non-conforming documents will be charged a fee of $1.00 for the first page and last page will apply to the recording fee.

Affirmation Statement
A document may not be submitted to the County Recorder for recording or filing that contains a Social Security number unless required by law. IC36-2-7.5-4

All documents, unless exempted by IC36-2-11-15(a) must identify the name of the preparer of the document and state the required affirmation verbatim in IC36-2-11-15(d)

Uniform Commercial Code (Fees in effect until June 30, 2017)
Beginning 7-1-2001 all financing statements involving personal property are to be filed at the Indiana Secretary of State’s office. Failure to file in the proper office may affect the perfiection of the lien.

Financing Statement (2 pg or -)
Financing Statement (3 pg or +)
Amendment (2 pg or -)
Amendment (3 pg or +)
Search 1 Name 
Each Additional Name


All instruments must meet recording form and legibility statutes.