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 March 25, 2020, 3:00 PM.
 
County Information and Links E-recording?
     
Adams The Recorder's office is closed to the public. Limited access by appointment only. Call 260-724-5343.
Adams website
Yes; Everything except for Large Plats and Surveys
     
Allen County Offices are closed to the public. 
Allen website
Yes, Everything
     
Bartholomew  County offices are closed to the public. Recorder is closed to all business March 24 - April 7
Bartholomew website
Yes, Everything
     
Benton Offices are open; however, appointments must be made in the office.  
Benton Website
Yes
     
Blackford All county offices are closed to public beginning March 18, 2020 until further notice.  Employees are working and may assist.  
Blackford website
Yes
   
Boone Closed to the public. Access by appointment only. Call 765-483-4432 or nbaldwin@co.boone.in.us
Zionsville Town Offices - closed until 4/6/2020
Whitestown Town Offices - closed until 4/6/2020
Boone website
Yes
   
Brown The building is closed to the public.  The Clerk’s office will make allowances for judgment searches.  
Brown website
Yes. eRecording is available and you can drop documents at the Recorder’s office for recording
   
Carroll County Offices are closed to the public. Assessor and Auditor are closed with no staff.
Carroll announcement
Carroll website
Yes; no transfer documents
   
Cass Closed to the public. Staff is available by phone. Access by appointment. 
Cass website
Yes
   
Clark County Offices are closed to the public. Some searchers are allowed in.  Unknown when it will reopen.
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. Access by appointment only. No searching available.  
Clinton website
Yes
   
Crawford All County Offices closed to public, but continuing to process electronic recordings.  Documents may be dropped off to the Recorder and searchers are allowed to search.  Unknown when will reopen.
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.

Daviess website
Yes 
   
Dearborn
County Offices are closed to the public. Closed to searchers starting 3/25. Auditor will only do transfers on Fridays
Dearborn website
Yes; limited to non-transferable documents
   
Decatur
County Offices are closed starting March 30 for at least two weeks. eRecordings (except surveys) are processed remotely. Email  recorder@decaturcounty.in.gov with questions.  
Decatur website
Yes
 
DeKalb
County Offices are open to the public by appointment only.
DeKalb website
Yes
 
Delaware County Offices closed to the public - access by appointment only.
Delaware Notice 3/18/20
Delaware Notice 3/22/20
Delaware website
Yes
   
Dubois County Offices closed to public
Dubois website
Not accepting paper or electronic recording until further notice.
   
Elkhart Open
Elkhart website
Yes
   
Fayette Closed to the public. No searchers admitted 3/24- 4/7.
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.  For a Laredo account, email bbergmann@floydcounty.in.gov. 
Floyd County Commissioner Bulletin
Floyd website
   
Fountain County Offices are closed to the public 3/19 - 4/3. Searchers are still allowed.
Fountain website
Yes
   
Franklin Closed to the public 
Franklin website
Yes
   
Fulton Offices closed to public except by appointment effective March 19.
Fulton website
Yes
   
Gibson County Offices are closed to the public. Walk-in documents for recording by calling ahead 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.
Grant website
Yes
   
Greene Closed to the public. Searchers by appointment
Greene website
Green Facebook page
Yes
   
Hamilton Closed to the public 3/24 - 4/6
Hamilton Online Exemptions
Hamilton website
Yes
   
Hancock County offices closed to public - 2 hours access available by appointment only
Hancock website
Yes
   
Harrison Closed to public. No staff available.
Harrison website
Yes - but not guaranteed
   
Hendricks County offices are closed to the public. 
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 County Offices are closed to the public
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 closed to the public
Jackson website
Yes
   
Jasper County Offices are closed to the public. Down to half staff.  Searchers allowed by appointment only on Thursdays. Only 2 searchers at a time. 
Jasper website
No
   
Jay County Offices are closed to the public 3/19
Jay website
Yes - may not be accepting
eRecordings at this time
   
Jefferson County Offices are closed to the public. By appointment only. Searchers can call ahead.
Jefferson website
No
   
Jennings County Offices are closed to the public
Jennings Ordinance
Jennings website
Not accepting paper or electronic recordings at this time.
   
Johnson Restricted access. Essential business only. Please call departments to discuss.
Johnson County Notice
Johnson website
Yes
   
Knox Open unless confirmed Coronavirus in county
Knox website
   
Kosciusko Closed to the public. Searching limited to one person at a time per company. Call Joetta Mitchell to schedule 572-372-2360.
Kosciusko website
Yes; accepted but not processed until they return to full staffing. 
   
LaGrange Closed to the public 3/24. Appointments can be made in 1/2 hour increments. One customer at a time.
LaGrange website
Yes
   
Lake Government center and satellite offices closed 3/24-4/7
Lake website
No
   
LaPorte County Offices are closed to the public until further notice.
LaPorte website
Yes
   
Lawrence County Offices are closed to the public
Lawrence website
   
Madison County Offices are closed to the public. No staff available.
Madison website
Yes
   
Marion Marion County Community Resources  Yes
  County Offices are closed to the public
Recorder Notice
Auditor Notice
Marion website
Marshall County offices are closed to the public. Recorder's staff hours are:
Monday – 8:00-3:00

Tuesday – closed

Wednesday 8:00 – 12:00

Thursday 8:00 – 12:00

Friday – closed

 This is for March 30 – April 3rd.


Marshall website
Yes; except plats and surveys
   
Martin Closed to the publice until April 6
Recorder's office by appointment only
Martin website
Yes
   
Miami County Offices are closed to the public until further notice.
Miami website
Yes
   
Monroe Monroe Recorder may receive recordings via mail  Non-transfer documents may be sent through e-recording.
Auditors Office will have limited staff on 3/23.
Monroe website
Yes; non-transfer documents only
   
Montgomery County Offices are closed to the public. No searchers at this time.
Montgomery website
Yes; non-transferable documents only. Documents can be left with security
   
Morgan County offices are closed to the public
Morgan County Notice

Morgan website
Yes
   
Newton County Offices are closed to the public eff 3/18. Access by appointment only.
Newton website
   
Noble Closed. No staff working until April 7. Mail will be picked up daily but not processed until April 7 and NOT PROCESSED IN ANY DAILY ORDER. Do not send documents by FedEx or UPS as they could be returned. Send via USPS. 
Noble website
Yes
   
Ohio Open - strongly urging only necessary visits
Ohio website
Yes
   
Orange County offices are closed to the public. Title searchers are being allowed.
Orange County Notice
Orange website
Yes
   
Owen Closed to the public 3/24 - 4/7. Still processing recordings. Possible access for searchers by appointment only next week 3/30
Owen website
Yes
   
Parke Closed to the public. Access by appointment only.
Parke website
Yes
   
Perry Public Access by phone or email only; Closed to the public as of 3/18
Perry website
Yes
   
Pike County offices are closed to the public unless by appointment or court order.
Pike website
Yes
   
Porter
All County buildings except for the Valparaiso Courthouse, North County Annex Court Building and the Juvenile Court at the Juvenile Services Center will be closed to the public effective at Noon on Tuesday, March 17. As of 3/24, they are scaling back their staff. 
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.
Porter website
Yes
   
Pulaski County offices are closed to the public. Access by appointment only.
Pulaski website
Yes
     
Putnam All county Offices Closed to public. Only recording from 10-2 on Fridays. Will re-open fully in 4-6 weeks. No walk-in searchers allowed.
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. 
Ripley website
No
     
Rush Closed to the public as of 3/20. By appointment only.
Rush website
Yes
     
St. Joseph Auditor is closed to all business 3/23. Recorder closed as of 3/26 and will not process recordings until 4/7.
St. Joseph website
Yes
     
Scott Closed at 3:30 on 3/24 through 4/7. Recorder is checking mail and eRecordings periodically
Scott website
Yes; Non-transfer documents only. Submit transfer documents by mail
     
Shelby Closed to the public beginning 3/24
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.  Unknown when will reopen.
Spencer website
No
     
Starke County Offices are closed to the public
Starke website
Yes
     
Steuben Closed with no staff as of 3/26. Recordings will be processed in the order they are received after reopening.
Steuben website
Yes
     
Sullivan County Offices are closed until further notice. Call each office beforehand to see if they are open. 
Sullivan website
Yes
     
Switzerland County Offices are closed to the public. No staff available for recordings. No research by outside parties.
Switzerland website
No - accepting recordings by mail
     
Tippecanoe County offices are closed to the public including searchers 3/25-4/7. Mail will not be processed until 4/7. eRecordings will be processed by remote staff. 
Tippecanoe website
Yes
     
Tipton Open
Tipton website
No
     
Union County offices are closed.
Union website
Yes; non-transferrable documents only. Deeds must be mailed in.
     
Vanderburgh Closed to the public.  Plan to reopen April 20.
Vanderburgh website
Yes
     
Vermillion County offices closed to the public.  Essential buiness may still be conducted, but up to office holder to allow.  Apointments can be made at each office.
Auditor not allowing anyone at this time.
Vermillion website
Yes
     
Vigo County offices closed to the public until 4/7. You can bring recordings and they will come out and get them.
Vigo website
Yes
     
Wabash County offices are closed to the public. Call for admittance.
Wabash website
Yes
     
Warren Closed to the public 3/25 - 4/6. Access by appointment only
Warren website
No
     
Warrick County Offices are closed to the public
Warrick website
Yes
     
Washington County Offices are closed to the public until further notice. No searchers. 
Washington website
Yes; non-transfer documents only
     
Wayne County Offices are closed to the public. Abstractors and attorneys admitted after screening.
Wayne website
Yes
     
Wells Access is restricted. Courts are open. All other offices by appointment only. No searching available as of 3/27
Wells website
Yes
     
White County Offices are closed to the public
White website
Yes
     
Whitley County Offices are closed to the public. No in-person searching or recording. 
Whitley website
Yes
 
Other Helpful Links:

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

Illinois - coming soon!
 

 



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