LaPorte County Recorder

Barbara A. Dean

Barbara A. Dean, Recorder
555 Michigan Avenue, Suite 201
LaPorte, IN 46350
Phone: 219-326-6808 Ext. 2280/2234/2209
Fax: 219-326-0828
bdean@laportecounty.org


Vault Information

The Recorder's Office will open the Vault by appointment only. Tuesday - Friday 8AM to 4PM. Please review the following for more information. Vault Information


LaPorte County Adds Valuable Service with eRecording

We are excited to announce that LaPoret County, Indiana now accepts eRecordings with their iDocument land records system! County Recorder Barbara Dean was looking to add further value to her submitters and community and by implementing eRecording, many businesses will be able to avoid the delays and costs involved with mailing or hand delivering documents to the courthouse.

"By beginning to accept eRecordings, we have made a valuable service available to the submitters of LaPorte County. This new technology not only saves businesses time by having documents instantly received at the courthouse, but it also saves them money with the decrease in postage, handling and courier costs. Plus, with eRecording, you can track and be sure your document arrives and is returned safely. Fidlar's help in getting us up and running with eRecording has been wonderful and we look forward to continuing to utilize new technology to the benefit of our community."
Barbara Dean
Recorder, LaPorte County IN





What We Do

  • Records any instrument submitted for recording, providing it meets essential requirements.
  • Makes all recorded documents a matter of public record.
  • Files Uniform Commercial Code Instruments.
  • Supplies copies of any instrument and certifies to those recorded upon request. (See Fee Schedule)
  • Provides public access to all recorded documents.

The county recorder's function is to maintain permanent public records involving a wide variety of instruments. These documents detail transactions involving real estate, mining, personal property, mortgages, liens, leases, subdivision plats, military discharges, personal bonds, etc.

Generally, all of these instruments are recorded either for giving legal public notice of their existence or for safekeeping and future reference. The recorder maintains and preserves all legal documents affecting title to real property. These records are the legal basis for determining ownership. The degree with which the recorder fulfills his or her responsibilities ultimately forms the legal foundation for the institution of private property. The recorder is a member of the county commission on public records, which has authority over the preservation or disposition of all public records maintained by the county. (Generally see IC 36-2-11 for the duties of the county recorder).