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The elective office of the COUNTY RECORDER was the first office created by the Constitution of the State of Indiana in 1816.  It is the primary duty of the COUNTY RECORDER to record instruments submitted for recording and maintain those records for perpetuity.  Indiana recorders have been recording and maintaining documents for over 193 years!  Documents recorded in the recorders office include deeds, mortgages, releases and assignments of mortgages,miscellaneous liens, federal tax liens, and military discharges just to name a few.  All documents are public records with the exception of military discharges (DD214s).  Records are available to the public by photocopies, microfiche, or digital scanned images. 

State of Indiana Recorder's Fee Schedule


Billable Searches:

Tapestry Search (Data and documents available; charge per-search basis)
All you need is a web browser for 24 X 7 access to county land records. Tapestry’s pay-as-you-go method offers flexible payment terms. Occasional users can enter a credit card into our secure site or if you anticipate using Tapestry on a frequent basis, sign up as a member and enjoy membership benefits including account payment terms and expanded search capabilities. Additional Tapestry Information Available Here.

Laredo Search (Account-based system; requires set up from Recorder) 
Fidlar Software has designed Laredo, a remote access product, with your objectives in mind. Laredo’s innovative technology and 24-hour access to the county’s land records allows you to obtain information faster and more efficiently.
 Additional Laredo Information Available Here

Search Tips:

Johnson%B% - (proper format is lastname - wildcard - first initial - wildcard)

Using this format will provide results of all entries with last name Johnson and first letter of first name B. Do not use punctuation in your search.

Error Reporting:

If you have found what you believe to be an error in the data please send an email to the following address: recorder@washingtoncounty.in.gov

For additional information on the Tapestry and Laredo online searches please contact www.fidlar.com. Support for the Tapestry and Laredo products is provided directly from Fidlar.

Mortgage fraud is one of the fastest growing white-collar crimes currently in the United States. Unfortunately, it has become all too easy for a criminal to record a fraudulent deed in your local recorder's office making it appear as if they own your home. Once the fraudulent deed is recorded your home can be used as collateral on a mortgage or a criminal may even attempt to sell your home to an unsuspecting buyer.

Property Fraud Alert is a notification service that alerts subscribers (via email or phone contact) each time a document is recorded with their name on it in the participating County Land Records office. The subscriber must select one method of notification, either an email address or a phone number.

Sign up for property fraud alerts!


Washington County Recorder
99 Public Square Suite 100
Salem, IN 47167


Office Hours:
Monday - Friday
8:00am - 4:00pm

Office Contacts:
Terri Graves