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Document Standardization

In Ohio, House Bill 525 went into effect on July 1st, 2009. This new law (ORC 317.114) creates standardization guidelines for documents that are recorded in Recorder Offices across the state.
 
  • Computer font size of at least 10 point;
  • Minimum paper size – 8 1⁄2 x 11, Maximum paper size – 8 1⁄2 x 14;
  • Black or Blue ink ONLY;
  • No use of highlighting;
  • Margins of 1 inch on each side of the page and on the bottom;
  • 3-inch margin on the top of the first page, reserved for recorder, auditor & engineer.
MUST BE BLANK SPACE.
  • 1 1⁄2 margin on the top of each of the remaining pages.
MUST BE BLANK SPACE.
 
THIS LAW DOES NOT APPLY TO:
 
  • Any document from any court or taxing authority;
  • Plats;
  • DD214’s
  • Any state or federal document;
  • Any document executed before the effective date of this law.

If a document signed does not conform to these guidelines, anadditional recording fee of $20.00 will be collected.
 

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