The Recorder of Deeds Office is the custodian of the records and indexes relating to conveyance of land or the transfer of real property in the County. These include deeds, mortgages, subdivision plans, rights-of-way and easements. This office also records the commission and oaths of County officials, district justices and notaries public as well as maintaining copies of military discharges and numerous miscellaneous documents.
You can electronically record most land-related documents by contacting one of the cooperating vendors:
The following documents cannot be e-recorded. A paper submission is required.
Deed in lieu of foreclosure.
Deeds transferring property into a trust.
Deeds that are taxable in multiple jurisdictions.
Documents accompanied with a Statement of Value.
The Recorder of Deeds office is open Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. however no papers will be accepted for recording after 4 p.m.
The information on this website is not an alternative to legal advice from your attorney or other professional legal services provider. For specific questions about any legal matter, you should consult your attorney or other professional legal services provider. Members of the Recorder of Deeds office staff cannot provide legal advice or attorney referrals. The Wayne County Bar Association maintains a list of members.
The Wayne County Historical Society maintains an online database containing more than 50,000 items to aid in genealogical research, which can be accessed here.