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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.
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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.
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.