Recorder’s Office

Marilyn Callahan

Guernsey County Recorder

Office Hours: 
Monday – Friday 8:00AM to 4:00PM

Phone: 740-432-9275
Fax: 740-439-6267

Guernsey County Ohio now e-Records!!

 The Guernsey County Ohio Recorder accepts electronically recorded documents. Many Guernsey County Recorder office customers such as: mortgage companies, attorneys, banks and title companies can upload and submit documents. Some savings can be realized in postage and paper. Documents, after eRecording, are returned to the customer via their submitter. Only those document types accepted for recording through the regular mail are also acceptable for eRecording.

Guernsey County Ohio currently accepts eRecordings from four submitting vendors. To compare prices and to begin eRecording with our office, contact:

What does a Recorder do?….

In Ohio it is the County Recorder who has the important and indispensable task of keeping the vital records pertaining to ownership in real estate (land) and to all encumbrances or liens upon it. Without the work of the County Recorder in recording, safekeeping and organizing all documents in a competent and logical manner, it would be nearly impossible to purchase land and be assured of a clear title or to lend money with land as security.

The Practice of Recording real estate documents is based on law in England which traveled to the New World with the colonists. Public land registrars were appointed in colonial America to keep accurate records. a system of registration was necessary to prove the rights of persons who first made claims to property.

Today the County Recorder keeps and maintains accurate lang records that are current, legible and easily accessible. An important aspect of the Recorder’s work is to index each document so it may be readily located. Accurate indexing makes it possible for persons searching land records to find the documents necessary to establish a “chain of title” (history of ownership) and ensures that any debts or encumbrances against the property ar evident. These invaluable records are utilized by the general public, attorneys, historians, genealogist, and land title examiners.