Record Research Options

ONSITE: RECORD BOOKS – LAREDO SYSTEM – PUBLIC COMPUTER STATIONS – PRINTERS – COPIERS

OFFSITE: WEBSITE – AVA SEARCH ENGINE – REMOTE ACCESS - LAREDO SELECT – EMAIL – PUBLIC RECORD REQUESTS – FAXING – MONARCH DELIVERY

1) Lake County was established March 6, 1840. Deed and Mortgage Record BOOKS begin in 1840. These volumes combined to be the Official Public Record on January 3, 1983. Lake County Recorder Records Index Information is electronically available from 1986 through the AVA search engine on the website. Digital document images of available records are accessible from 1991 by email request or Laredo. Lake County Recorder public record requests can be emailed to: RecorderPublicRecordRequest@LakeCountyOhio.gov

2) At the Recorder’s Offices in Painesville, Ohio, records research can be done in the Records Room and archives area. Digital Records searching is available on several Public Computer stations on business days from 8:00 am to 4:00 pm at no cost customers. Printing and copying are currently ten cents per page. Office Accounts are available which can hold an escrow amount for copying and printing expenses, faxes, and certain emailed document records. If you need an Office Account, please ask for information. Ohio Revised Code requires $2.00 per page for record requests which need a Deputy Recorder to assist with the document copies.

3) There are various remote services in place to offer accessibility to records. For searching the index information, viewing and printing available digitized record images and scheduling bulk records delivery, please review these helpful details. For a copy of our Record Access flyer, please click here.

AVA: The AVA search engine (Red Car Logo), contains the Lake County Recorder INDEX information. To use AVA go through the Recorder’s website at www.LakeCountyOhioRecorder.com The record INDEX is electronically available from 1986.

LAREDO: Available document IMAGES can be accessed with the LAREDO SELECT (Laredo Logo) Search option. To use Laredo please complete the account request form and after your account is in place, then download the program from our vendor Fidlar Technologies at https://www.fidlar.com. Once you have a Laredo Select account, then in order to search with LAREDO ANYWHERE – the searchability can be expanded to your mobile digital devices such as cell phones. Go to the Laredo account request form here.

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 Lake County Recorder. To enquire please email Lake County Recorder, Becky Lynch and put Monarch in the subject line.