Perry County Court House Government


Recording Requirements

  • Notarization or acknowledgement: Most documents must be notarized or acknowledged to be recorded. Notary must include County of Residence, Commission Expiration Date, and Notary Seal. ( IC 36-2-11-16)
  • Legibility of Names:  All signatures must be printed or typed beneath them exactly as signed. ( IC 36-2-11-16)
  • Name of Person Preparing Document: Documents notarized, executed, or acknowledged in the State of Indiana must have a Prepared By statement at the conclusion of the document, including the preparer's name. The preparer's name must be printed, typewritten, stamped, or signed in a legible manner. ( IC 36-2-11-15)
  • Social Security Numbers on Documents: A document may not be submitted for recording if it contains a Social Security number, unless required by law. (DD-214's - Military Discharges and Federal Tax Liens are exempt.) ( IC 36-2-7.5-4)
  • Affirmation Statement: Required on all documents executed or acknowledged in the State of Indiana at the conclusion of the document with the prepared by statement:  "I affirm, under the penalties for perjury, that I have taken reasonable care to redact each Social Security number in this document, unless required by law."   "printed name"   ( IC 36-2-11-15)
  • Transfer of Documents for Taxation: All documents transferring title must have the endorsement of the Auditor's office prior to recording. Transfer fees and Sales Disclosure fees are payable to the Perry County Auditor. ( IC 36-2-11-14)