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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.
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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).
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.
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.