Wells County


COUNTY Recorder
102 W Market Street
Suite 203
Bluffton, IN 46714
Mon-Fri: 8AM-4:30PM
(260) 824-6507
(260) 824-1238
Carolyn BertschCounty Recorder
Ann FrankDeputy Recorder
2023 Recording Deadline

For items to be recorded in 2023, all documents must be submitted to the Wells County Recorders by Noon December 29th.

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

All Records are on micro-film starting from June 1, 1965.

Anyone wishing to look up recorded documents on-line may visit doxpop.com to use the service. A low-volume search plan is available for free, with higher-volume subscriptions available to commercial users for a fee

E-recording of select document types now available via CSC and Simplifile.

Property Owner Alert

Some Wells County property owners have received an official looking solicitation from a company named LOCAL RECORDS OFFICE in Indianapolis. This company offers to sell you a copy of your deed for an extremely inflated price of $109.50.  A copy of your deed can be found in the Recorders Office at $1.00 per page or on the online service doxpop.com.

Recorders Fee Schedule

Deeds – $25.00
Fee includes 1 oversize page

Mortgages – $55.00
Fee includes 1 oversize page

Affidavits/Other Documents – $25.00
Fee includes 1 oversize page

Release/Partial Release/Assignment – $25.00
Fee includes 1 oversize page.
Additional pages exceeding 8.5″ x 14″ within any document – $5.00

Mechanics Lien & Common Law Lien – $25.00
Including one mail out
Each additional mail out – $2.00

Photographic Copies of Recorder’s Records (per page) – $1.00
Not Exceeding 8.5″ x 14″

Certified Copies of Documents – $5.00
(plus $1.00 per page for copies)

Non-Conforming – 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.

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

Prepared By Statement
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
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 perfection of the lien.

Financing Statement - $25.00
Amendment - $25.00
Search 1 Name - $25.00
(a copy of each page of a searched document is an additional $1.00 each)

All instruments must meet recording form and legibility statutes.

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