COVID-19 News and Resources

The ILTA is dedicated to providing updated information and news regarding county and court closures throughout the state of Indiana as well as assistance and advice for handling this unprecedented development in our businesses and communities. This page will be updated throughout the coming weeks and months as the Association learns new information. 

**Please note: this information is being provided as a courtesy and the ILTA does not guarantee the accuracy herein. We are updating this information as we receive reports from our members and other industry partners.

***Please note: for ILTA members, this information is a courtesy.  Please contact your specific underwriter(s) for questions on what to do during this time.


Current as of November 23, 2020 4:00 pm.
 
County Information and Links E-recording?
     
Adams Currently open from 8 to 4:30 Monday thru Friday. Mask are required as well as social distancing.
Adams website
Yes; Everything except for Large Plats and Surveys
     
Allen County Offices open.
Allen website
Yes, Everything
     
Bartholomew

Bartholomew County- Thursday, November 26th through December 7th Office Building are CLOSED

All buildings are closed to the public. The Recorder’s office will  do our best to work remotely accepting electronic filings only. Mail will be held until the following week when the building reopens.

Monday, December 7th to Monday, January 4th

Employees will be allowed to return to the building with a reduced number of staff.

The Recorder’s Office will resume processing of recordings received by mail, UPS, FedEx and place those placed in Recorder Drop box of the County GOB.

Please feel free to visit our website for information at https://bartholomew.in.gov/recorder or email us through the Bartholomew County Website webmaster@bartholomew.in.gov

 

 Bartholomew website
Yes
     
Benton Closed until 11/30. No staff will be working.
Benton Website
Yes - non-transferrable documents only
     
Blackford County offices will be open to the public beginning Monday, May 11. Masks are required to enter the building. Enter from the north side only.
Blackford website
Yes; no deeds
   
Boone Access by appointment only.
Boone website
Yes
   
Brown The Brown County Recorders office is currently closed to the public. All of our county offices are closed to the public until at least 2021.  We have indexes and doxpop back 50 years.  We can meet folks upstairs in designated area if need be.  We are staffed daily 8 to 4:00.   We are happy to look up what you need and email it.  Turn arounds for instrument are 24 hours. 
Our county is a hotspot now. Public Health and EMA have tightened us up. Questions please reach out.

Brown website
Yes. eRecording is available and you can drop documents at the Recorder’s office for recording
   
Carroll Closed due to COVID exposures and will reopen on Monday, November 30th at 8:00 am.  Recorder will continue to do eRecordings from home, but has limited access to the physical office. Our deeds are available back to Jan. 1978 on Doxpop and our Mtgs. and Misc. documents are available back to Jan 1984 on Doxpop.
Carroll website
Yes; no transfer documents
   
Cass Closed to the public. Staff is available by phone. Access by appointment. 
Cass website
Yes
   
Clark

Closed to the public.  Working with short staff, which may change next week depending on the Governor’s decision. Working by mail, email, e-file and phone calls. Allowing searchers by appointment and the number in at a time since the library is adjacent to the office. 

 Clark website

Yes
   
Clay Will allow essential visitors (searchers permitted) as long as they don’t show any symptoms
Clay website 
Yes
   
Clinton County Offices are closed to the public. We are open by appointment only for searchers. They are able to search our records and we just went onto Doxpop last week.  We are recording documents by mail, e-filing, UPS & FedEx.  We are trying to maintain being open 8-4 daily. Some other offices in our county will not allow anyone in and they have limited hours 10-2.
 Clinton website
Yes
   
Crawford All County Offices closed to public, but continuing to process electronic recordings.  Documents may be dropped off to the Recorder The Crawford County recorder is allowing title companies to come in on Tuesday’s and Thursday’s 8-4, and that can be arranged through the Crawford County auditor. There should be someone in the auditor’s office 8-4 every day except Wednesday. Their contact number is 812-338-2601.
Crawford website
Yes
   
Daviess

For searches and non-transfer recordings by appointment only.  Call 812-254-8696.

Scheduled days for transfer recordings, Tuesdays and Thursdays  1pm-3pm. No recordings after 3pm. Searchers allowed Tuesdays and Thursdays from 10 – 3.

Daviess website
Yes 
   
Dearborn
Access by appointment only.
Dearborn website
Yes; limited to non-transferable documents
   
Decatur
The Decatur County Courthouse is open by appointment only. Contact the office by phone to set up an appointment. Clerk is closed. 
Decatur website
Yes - Accepting erecordings and recordings via usps/fedex/ups
 
DeKalb
Open to the public with social distancing
DeKalb website
Yes; except large documents and surveys
 
Delaware Limited to 3 public computers. 1 searcher at a time in the book. No more than 4 searchers at any one time in the offices. 
Delaware Notice 3/18/20
Delaware Notice 3/22/20
Delaware website
Yes
   
Dubois
County offices are opened to the public Monday May 11th.  Searchers are permitted by appointment only by calling the Recorders office and will be limited to two people at a time.  Masks must be worn and all social distancing requirements will be enforced.  Records may also be accessed on DoxPop.  We are accepting all recordings via in person, mail, Fed Ex, UPS, and E-Recording.  
Dubois website
Yes.
   
Elkhart Now Open. Masks are required. 
Elkhart website
Yes
   
Fayette Access by appointment only.
Fayette website
No
   
Floyd City-county building closed to public as of 3/18. Some employees will be allowed to work from home; some will be allowed in to work under restricted circumstances. Access by appointment For a Laredo account, email  bbergmann@floydcounty.in.gov. 
Floyd County Commissioner Bulletin
Floyd website
   
Fountain Access by appointment only.
Fountain website
Yes
   
Franklin Closed to the public. Appointments for searchers on Tuesdays and Thursdays. 
Franklin website
Yes
   
Fulton Offices closed to public except by appointment effective March 19. Temperature taken prior to entering and please wear a mask.
Fulton website
Yes
   
Gibson

Gibson County  opened to the public May 18th

Security is requiring screening at south side entrance door.  Searchers are permitted in

Research room by appointment only.  Please wear face mask before entering & handling the

Books.  Call 812-385-3332
Gibson website

Yes
   
Grant All county offices closed to public.  The Recorder will accept documents for filing. Use Laredo and Tapestry for searching. Open for searching by appointment only. Email kfoy@grantcounty.net or call 765-668-6559 ext 3327 for an appointment.
Grant website
Yes
   
Greene Closed to the public. Appointments available for title searchers beginning May 20. 
Greene website
Green Facebook page
Yes
   
Hamilton Closed to the public. Access by appointment.
Hamilton Online Exemptions
Hamilton website
Yes
   
Hancock Hancock County Government has re-opened to the public working regular hours Monday – Friday 8-4
Hancock website
Yes
   
Harrison Closed to public. There are 2 people in office every day to handle phone calls and do e recordings and mail . A title searcher can come in by appointment only.
Harrison website
Yes - but not guaranteed
   
Hendricks County offices are closed to the public. Access by appointment.
Hendricks County Order
Hendricks website
Yes
   
Henry County Offices are closed to the public until further notice. Access by appointment only.
Henry website
Yes
   
Howard Effective, Monday, May 11, the Howard County Recorder’s Office is re-opening to the public by appointment only until further notice.  Please call 765-456-2210.
Howard County Notice
Howard website
Yes
   
Huntington County Offices are closed to the public. Searchers by appointment only. Encouraged to use Tapestry instead.
Huntington website
Yes; except large documents and surveys
   
Jackson County Offices are open. Masks are required.
Jackson website
Yes
   
Jasper Access by appointment only.
Jasper website
No
   
Jay

We are closed to the public.  We are accepting appointments for searchers.  We are only allowing one in at a time so we can clean between searchers.  Our hours for searching are 9am- noon or 1pm – 4pm.  We now have security so the public needs to use the south door to the courthouse and the public is required to wear a mask and no signs of being sick.  If you have any other questions you are welcome to call 260-726-6940.

Jay website

Yes - may not be accepting
eRecordings at this time
   
Jefferson Access by appointment only until 11/30.
Jefferson website
No
   
Jennings

We are now accepting documents via mail and Simplifile. Closed to the public. Searchers by appointment and they can request copies of documents by sending payment and SASE.

Jennings Ordinance

Jennings website
Not accepting paper or electronic recordings at this time.
   
Johnson 2 searchers per office at any one time. 
Johnson County Notice
Johnson website
Yes
   
Knox Closed to the public. Staff is in the office everyday processing mail. Access by appointment.
Knox website
No
   
Kosciusko Closed to the public. We are accepting documents for recording through mail, FedEx, UPS and Simplifile; they are being processed and recorded. We are allowing searchers to come in by appointment.
Kosciusko website
Yes
   
LaGrange

Starting May 12th the Recorder’s Office will allow one searcher in at a time so they will need to call or email to make an appointment. 260-499-6394 or jmcbride@lagrangecounty.org

May 18th the entire building will open to the public, but social distancing will be required.  Our office is small so we will be able to do 2 searchers at a time.  They can just stop by and wait their turn or they can call for an appointment.
LaGrange website

Yes
   
Lake

Opening to the public on May 26. Masks will be required.
Lake website

No
   
LaPorte Access by appointment only.
LaPorte website
Yes
   
Lawrence

Now open.

Lawrence website
No
   
Madison The Recorder's office is closed to the public. Limited access for title researchers by appointment only. Call (765)641-9613.  Employees are set up to work remotely.  
Madison website
Yes
   
Marion Marion County Community Resources  Yes
  County Offices are closed to the public
Recorder Notice
Auditor Notice
Marion website
Marshall

As of November 16, our county building will be closed to the public.  We are open by appointment only.  Please call the office for any questions. 574-935-8515.

Marshall website
Yes; except plats and surveys
   
Martin  Open - strongly urging only necessary visits. We are accepting all recordings via in person, mail, Fed Ex, UPS, and E-Recording

Martin website
Yes
   
Miami

The Miami County Courthouse and Annex buildings will reopen beginning, Tuesday, May 5, 2020. For the protection of our patrons and employees, the guidelines listed on their website (link below) must be followed to enter the buildings.

Miami website
Yes
   
Monroe Access by appointment only. 2 hour appointments M, W, F only.
Monroe website
Yes
   
Montgomery County Offices are closed to the public. Access by appointment starting June 16.
Montgomery website
Yes; non-transferable documents only. Documents can be left with security
   
Morgan Open - 3 searchers per office at any one time. 
Morgan County Notice

Morgan website
Yes
   
Newton Access by appointment only for Recorder and Auditor. Clerk is currently closed.
Newton website
No
   
Noble 5/11 - 5/22 no one may enter without a mask. 2 searchers at a time; 2 hour blocks. Call or email for an appointment. Please submit your documents by mail, UPS, FED-Ex or e-recording (no transferables accepted as of yet).  Please call 260-636-2672 or e-mail cmyers@nobleco.org for any questions. Documents are being processed daily. 
Noble website
Yes
   
Ohio Open - strongly urging only necessary visits. Accepting appointments.
Ohio website
Yes
   
Orange County offices are closed to the public. Title searchers are being allowed by appointment.
Orange County Notice
Orange website
Yes
   
Owen As of 8am on 11/11/2020-4pm on 12/07/2020 we will be closed to the public. We will be taking appointments for searchers and anyone who must come in along with processing mail daily as usual, E-recording, and we have a drop box at the front door.
Owen website
Yes
   
Parke

Starting Monday May 18, 2020, Parke County Courthouse will be open to the public by Appointment ONLY.

You must call EACH office you intend to visit and make an appointment with each of them.

We will be taking appointments from 9-3.

The basement door on the Northwest side of the courthouse is the only entrance open.

There will be an officer there to greet you with a questionnaire and taking your temperature.

You must wear a mask the entire time you are in the building. If you don’t have one, there are some downstairs on the table by the officer.

If you can give us an idea of how long you think you might be here when you call, that would be appreciated so that we can set a schedule, we will only allow 2 searchers in at a time.

For those that just have a document to record, the procedure is still to leave it with the officer and we will let you know when it’s done

Parke website
Yes
   
Perry

The Perry County, Indiana Courthouse is closed to the public through December 7, 2020.  The Commissioners will decide the evening of December 7 if the Courthouse will open back up or remain closed to the public. 

Office staff is working and still accepting all recordings including transfers. 

Perry website
Yes
   
Pike County offices are closed to the public unless by appointment or court order.
Pike website
Yes
   
Porter
Open to the public with precautions.
Porter website
Yes
   
Posey County offices are closed to the public. M/W/F all staff are remote. Calls are being forwarded. T/Th half staff in office. Access by appointment.
Posey website
Yes
   
Pulaski County offices are closed to the public. Access by appointment only.
Pulaski website
Yes
     
Putnam

Affective on November 30 we are closed to the public. No one will be allowed admittance without a 24 notice of appointment. Anyone who has made an appointment is to check in on the first floor with the deputies. Please continue to wear masks. Sorry for the inconvenience. 

Putnam website
Yes
     
Randolph Closed to the public at of 10:00 am 3/20
Access by appointment only with individual offices.
Randolph website
Yes; Documents may be hand presented by appointment.
     
Ripley Closing 3/19 to public. Access by appointment.
Ripley website
No
     
Rush Access by appointment only.
Rush website
Yes
     
St. Joseph The County-City Building will be closed to the public beginning Monday, November 23, 2020 until December 31, 2020. The County will re-evaluate at that time. We will accept recordings by mail or e-record.
St. Joseph website
Yes
     
Scott Remains closed to the public. E-recording of non land transfer documents through simplifile or csc.
Accepting all land tranfer documents by usps, fed-x or ups. Searchers are asked to utilize doxpop.com for searching and producing copies.
Searchers may schedule an appointment time by calling 812-752-8442. Only one searcher will be allowed in the office at a time. Expect longer than usual turn-a-round times for recording
Scott website
Yes; Non-transfer documents only. Submit transfer documents by mail
     
Shelby At this time we are closed to public, one person working in office Monday thru Thursday 7:00 to 5:00, If no one answers phone please call back -may be doing banking or picking up lunch. They expect to accept searchers by appointment once they have appropriate safety equipment.
Shelby website
Yes; no transfer documents, surveys, or plats
     
Spencer All County Offices closed to public. Documents may be dropped off to the Recorder and searchers are allowed to search by appointment.
Spencer website
No
     
Starke Access by appointment only. 2 hour blocks.  
Phased Re-opening Policy
Starke website
Yes; no transfer documents at this time
     
Steuben

Steuben County Recorders office closed to public.  Appointments only  with searchers/title companies.  Processing all documents.  E-recording with Simplifile and CSC no land transfers at this time.  Copies though DOXPOP.
Steuben website

Yes; No deeds
     
Sullivan Access for searchers by appointment only. 
Sullivan website
Yes
     
Switzerland

We are taking appointments for title searching on Wednesday 8-3:00 & Thursday 8-12.  You need to call at the back door of the Swtizerland County Courthouse our number is 812-427-4460. You will then enter the courthouse and a table is set out with an entry paper to sign and you need to take and record your temperature on the paper.

Switzerland website
No - accepting recordings by mail
     
Tippecanoe

We are back to our normal hours of Monday-Friday from 8:00 AM to 4:30 PM. We have limited our public workstations to only 2 searchers at a time. One station has a 30-minute time limit and the other station has up to a two-hour time limit. If you plan on coming to our office for more than 30 minutes you are required to have an appointment. If copies are to be made by using the microfiche, you will be required to wear gloves (we will provide). Tippecanoe County does request that you wear a mask while in the building. If you would like to schedule an appointment, please contact our office at 765-423-9352.

Tippecanoe website

Yes
     
Tipton Open. Searchers by appointment.
Tipton website
No
     
Union  The County Recorder’s Office is allowing public access for professional services by appointment only. The staff is continuing to work normal business hours to process recordings. Non-transfer documents can be filed by use of  Simplifile or CSC. Transfer documents should be mailed to the County Recorder’s Office, and then will be distributed to the County Assessor and County Auditor since they do not use e-recording services. If a submitter is sending a recording by FEDEX or UPS the driver must schedule a time to meet the County Recorder for delivery. Per the directive of the County Health Department, individuals entering the courthouse must take their temperature upon entry and a mask is required.
Union website
Yes; non-transferrable documents only. Deeds must be mailed in.
     
Vanderburgh Reopening June 15 with screening. 
Vanderburgh website
Yes
     
Vermillion Currently in Stage 4 of Back on Track plan. 
Back on Track Plan
Vermillion website
Yes
     
Vigo County offices closed to the public. You can bring recordings and they will come out and get them.
Vigo website
Yes
     
Wabash Access by appointment only.
Wabash website
Yes
     
Warren Closed to the public 3/25 - 4/6. Access by appointment only
Warren website
No
     
Warrick

Searcher welcoms as on June 10. However, masks are preferred and we have only 3 spots available at a time. You can have reserved seating if you call in ahead of time which will guarantee you a slot.

mkaufman@warrickcounty.gov  812-897-6165

pbrooks@warrickcounty.gov  812-897-6165
Phase II Guidelines

Warrick website

Yes
     
Washington Closed to the public until further notice.
Washington website
Yes; non-transfer documents only
     
Wayne Now open.
Wayne website
Yes
     
Wells Access by appointment only. 2 hour blocks. 
Wells website
Yes
     
White Reopening planned for June 15. Searchers by appointment only.
White website
Yes
     
Whitley

November 17th, the Whitley County Recorders Office will be closed to the public due to COVID-19.   They will not have anyone in the office to answer calls until Friday, 11/20.  The e-recordings will be processed.  Starting Wednesday, November 18th, the Government Center will be closed to the public. 

Whitley website
Yes
 
Other Helpful Links:

Indiana Back on Track Info:  https://backontrack.in.gov/ 

Governor Holcomb Executive Orders:  
https://www.in.gov/gov/2384.htm

Department of Revenue Announcement re: Filing and Payment Extensions:  Click here

Simplifile's list of documents accepted by county: Click here

IMBA's COVID-19 Information and Resources: https://indianamba.org/COVID-19

American Land Title Association: https://www.alta.org/business-tools/coronavirus.cfm

Border States Information:

Michigan - https://www.milta.org/covid-19/

Ohio - https://www.olta.org/general/custom.asp?page=COVID-19

 
County Offices are closed to the public 3/19 - 4/3. Searchers are still allowed by appointment.



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