Jim Matuszak
Wood County Recorder

Thank you for visiting the website of the Wood County Recorder. Here you will find many useful resources and information about the functions and requirements of the office. So please take a minute and browse the site to learn about this important county office.


EFFECTIVE October 17, 2019, recording fees for most documents will increase by $6.00 due to the passage of HB 166 by the Ohio Legislature.

The new recording fee will be $34.00 for the first two pages and $8.00 for each additional page. Half of all recording fees collected are required to be submitted to the state to the credit of the Ohio Housing Trust Fund. If you have any questions or want additional information about this fee increase please contact the office.

WE ARE NOW ACCEPTING eRECORDINGS! Starting December 1, 2015 the office started accepting documents from three eRecording vendors, Corporation Service Company (CSC) , Simplifile, and ePN. If you have any additional questions about eRecording please contact the office.

Currently, only our indexes can be searched on-line. PLAT IMAGES are available and can be viewed and printed from the website. We are still in the process of redacting personal information (social security numbers, etc.) from all other recorded documents before those will be available on-line. Your understanding in this matter is greatly appreciated.

As always the staff in the office is here to assist you in any way they can. So if you have questions or concerns please feel free to contact a friendly, knowledgable staff member or me directly at

Thank you,
James P. Matuszak
Wood County Recorder

AVA: The AVA search engine, contains the Wood County Recorder INDEX information. The record INDEX is electronically available from 1985.


LAREDO: Available document IMAGES can be accessed with the LAREDO SELECT (Laredo Logo) Search option. To use Laredo please contact this office to complete the account request form and after your account is in place, then download the program from our vendor Fidlar Technologies at This account is available to those who need high volume access,  contact this office at 419-354-9140


MONARCH: Available option which is an internet-streamed delivery service, available for bulk or high-volume record request customers. MONARCH can be set up by direct contract for record delivery through customizing Fidlar agreement with the Wood County Recorder. To enquire please email Wood County Recorder, James Matuszak and put Monarch in the subject line,