Copies of records can be obtained in our office for 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.
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.
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.
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.