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The Tippecanoe County Recorder's Office is located on the 2nd floor of the Tippecanoe County Office Building at 20 N 3rd Street in downtown Lafayette. The Recorder's Office is open 8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. Monday - Friday (excluding Holidays).
The Recorder's Office is a state constitutional office and as such, fees charged by the Recorder's Office (such as the $1 per page cost of copies) are established under Indiana Code 36-2-7. Recording requirements are set by Indiana Code 36-2-11.
In order to record a properly prepared deed or instrument, it must first have been submitted to the Tippecanoe County Assessor's Office and the Tippecanoe County Auditor's Office. The Tippecanoe County Assessor will require a sales disclosure form to be filed prior to recording.
To request copies of recorded documents by mail you must include payment of $1 per page for the copy(ies) and have the recording number or the book and page number. If you do not have this information, come in person or send a representative to the Tippecanoe County Recorder's Office or contact a title company to do a search for you and then place the copy order.
Certification is an additional $5.
Yes! Data and images can be viewed online from January 16, 1970 to the present. We have two remote access products, Laredo (monthly user fee) and Tapestry ($8.95 fee per search), now available for users who wish to search for and retrieve data and documents. For Laredo, a user agreement must be signed and submitted to our office for approval prior to viewing any information.
Birth and death certificates are found in the Tippecanoe County Health Department. The Tippecanoe County Health Department is located at 1950 S 18th Street, Lafayette.
The Recorder's Office currently accepts payments for recording and copies by cash, check, cashiers check, and credit card. Any check being returned unpaid will be charged an additional $27.50 service fee.