Under statue the County Recorder shall serve on the County Records Commission which authorizes the retention of county records and determines when or how these government records may be disposed of.The County Recorder also collects fees for documents filed in the Recorderís Office, and pays these monies into the countyís general fund; maintains an accurate record of all monies appropriated to the Recorderís Office for itís operation; performs all accounting functions necessary to the operation of the Recorderís Office including preparation of annual budgets and reports, vouchers, purchase orders etc. and maintains payroll records, sick leave and vacation records, and other records pertaining to the Recorderís staff; files annually an ethics report, inventory of office equipment, depository agreements for funds and other reports required by laws; notifies boards of commissioners and township trustees annually of their duty to file zoning resolutions, maps, and amendments.
HISTORY Recording real estate documents is based on law in England which traveled to the New World with the colonists.Registrars were appointed to keep accurate records.Registration was necessary to prove the rights of persons who first made claims to property.
In 1787, the Northwest Territory was formed, encompassing all lands north and west of the Ohio River.A Recorderís office was established in each county.Ohio became a state in 1803 and although the state constitution did not provide for a Recorderís office, the first state legislature mandated that a Recorder be appointed in each county by the Judge of the Court of Common Pleas.In 1829, the Recorderís office became an elective position and in 1936 the term was established at four years.Documents in the Carroll County Recorderís Office date back to 1807 and are available to the public.
Through these many years of growth and/or expansion in Carroll County, the major responsibilities of the County Recorder have been greatly expanded.The Recorderís office has become an important segment of county government; the description of the official duties in the Ohio Revised Code (Chapter 317) is but a skeletal outline of the real functions of the Recorderís office.
Carroll County Recorder History 1922 - Present
Over the years, the Recorder's Office has been held by a succession of accomplished individuals. Building upon the achievements of her predecessors, Patricia J. Oyer is continuing the history of excellence.