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Copies & Searching

Copy Fees (set by Indiana Code)

Copies of records can be obtained in our office f​or a nominal fee. Copies can also be requested over the phone and sent by email if the document number is provided. ​The same fees apply for records sent electronically. Certified copies are only available in person or by mail.  ​ 

 Copies (effective July 1, 2017)
​11" x17" or smaller, per page $1.00​
​Larger than 11" x 17" per page $5.00​
​Certification of documents (plus copy fees) $5.00​​

Searching for Records

Our office is neither licensed nor bonded to conduct searches on property. A professional title search company can provide a complete and exhaustive search of all records related to property. 

Over 7 million fully indexed documents dating back to March 1964 are available to search in our office using our public access terminals free of charge. We also offer online search services.:

Free Se​arch​  offers limited search results but does not provide an image of the recorded documents.  

Additional security enhancements have been added to prevent data mining and ensure document integrity. Therefore, party name information must searched exactly as the documents are indexed, the “wildcard” option is no longer available.

If you have the document number, you can search using this format: “A4-digit year 8-digit number” (add zeros before the number if necessary)

Covenant and Plats can be searched  by subdivision and printed remotely at no cost. 

Tapestry is a fee-based service that  provides an image of the document. Fee: $6.95/search plus  $1.00/page for any copies.

Older Records​

An additional 2.5 million records from 1821-March 31,1964 were recently digitized. These records are not fully indexed, but are available to search by Book and Page number or instrument number. 

Use our searching guide​ for tips on locating these documents in Laredo.   

Record Digitization by the Numbers

  • The project scope is comprised of an estimated 2.5 million documents on nearly 4 million images.

  • Records for this project are stored in 2,913 volumes of the original land record books held at the ​Indiana State Archives. Scans of these records are maintained on 3,846 rolls of microfilm by the Recorder’s Office.

  • Over 21,000 staff hours were spent scanning the microfilm and land record books to prepare them for image enhancement.

  • 1,286 rolls of deteriorating microfilm were replaced as a result of a condition  known as vinegar syndrome which is the result of inadequate storage of substandard microfilm.

  • The $1.8 million contract portion of the contract was paid through dedicated funds generated by recording and copy fees within the Recorder's Office. No tax dollars were used.