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Copies

Copies of records can be obtained in our office f​or a nominal fee. Copies can also be requested over the phone and sent by email if the document number is provided. ​The same fees apply for records sent electronically. Certified copies are only available in person or by mail.  

Records prior to 1964 are maintained on microfilm and only available​ to search in our office.

 ​​Copy Fees
​Per Page $1.00​
​Larger than 8.5" x 14" per page $2.00​
​Certified Copies, first page $6​.00​
​     Each additional page $1.00​

Searching

Our office maintains over 7 million fully indexed documents online dating back to March 1964. These records are available to search in our office or remotely using the three services we offer: 

Free Search - Provides indexed information, but no document image.
Use our searching guide for tips on locating documents. 

Tapestry​ - Pay-per-search service. 

Laredo - Monthly subscription service. Contact our office if you are interested in this service.

Older Records​

An additional 2.5 million records from 1821-March 31,1964 were recently digitized. These records are not fully indexed, but are available to search by Book and Page number or instrument number.

Use our searching guide​ for tips on locating these documents in Laredo. 

Record Digitization by the Numbers

  • The project scope is comprised of an estimated 2.5 million documents on nearly 4 million images.

  • Records for this project are stored in 2,913 volumes of the original land record books held at the ​Indiana State Archives. Scans of these records are maintained on 3,846 rolls of microfilm by the Recorder’s Office.

  • Over 21,000 staff hours were spent scanning the microfilm and land record books to prepare them for image enhancement.

  • 1,286 rolls of deteriorating microfilm were replaced as a result of a condition  known as vinegar syndrome which is the result of inadequate storage of substandard microfilm.

  • The $1.8 million contract portion of the contract was paid through dedicated funds generated by recording and copy fees within the Recorder's Office. No tax dollars were used.