Size Matters (at Ohio County Recorders’ Offices Beginning July 1, 2009)

Don’t forget to change your forms’ format.

HB 525 creates a revised Section 317.114 of the Ohio Revised Code, with the following requirements for recorded real estate documents, effective July 1, 2009:

1) Computer font size of at least ten point;

2) Maximum paper size: 8 ½ x 14; Minimum paper size: 8 ½ x 11;

3) Margins of 1 inch on each side of the page and on bottom;

4) 3 inch margin on the top of the first page, reserved for recorder, auditor and engineer;1 ½ margin on the top of each of the remaining pages;

5) Black or blue ink only.

If a document does not conform to these guidelines, an additional recording fee of $20 will be due.

HB 525 does NOT apply to: (i) any document from any court or taxing authority; (ii) Plats;(iii) DD214’s; (iv) any state or federal document; and (v) any document executed before July 1, 2009.

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