Real Property Transfers and Conveyances

Transfer and identification documents track the transfer of parcels and maintain the Auditor’s parcel numbering system for tax purposes. Under Ohio Law, all real estate transfer-related documents must be presented to the County Auditor before recording. Transfers are done in accordance with the Ohio Revised Code Section 319.203.

Transfer Fees:

Real Estate transfers are subject to two types of fees at the Auditor’s Office: the conveyance fee and the transfer fee.

  • Conveyance Fee: The conveyance fee for Sandusky County is $4.00 per thousand dollars conveyed (rounded up to the nearest $100). For example, if the sale amount is $100,000, the conveyance fee would be determined by multiplying $100,000 by $ .004 ($100,000 x .004 = $400.) Make checks payable to the Sandusky County Auditor. Certain property transfers are exempt from conveyance fees.
  • Transfer Fee: The transfer fee is $ .50 per parcel number transferred. For example, if 3 parcels are transferred in a deed, $1.50 will be charged as a transfer fee. Make checks payable to the Sandusky County Auditor.

Ways To File A Deed With Our Office:

In Person: Our office located at 100 N Park Ave, Room 109, Fremont, Ohio 43420 is open from 8:00am to 4:30pm Monday through Friday. During these hours we are available to assist with filing a deed with our office.  Please bring all the necessary documents and Auditor’s fees found above.  Please contact the Recorder’s office at 419-334-6226 to verify their fees.  

By Mail: If you wish to file your deed by mail: mark the order the documents should be processed, include contact information, and verify that you have the correct documents and fees.  Please be aware that this method may prolong the process as the documents may be rejected for items such as incorrect fees, missing or incorrect legal description, missing Conveyance form, etc. and returned to you. We will forward the documents to the Recorder’s office after they are processed unless instructed otherwise.

NOTE:  The legal description must be approved by Tax Maps/GIS and a stamp must be placed upon the deed indicating the same before it can be processed. For additional information the Tax Maps/GIS office can be contacted at 419-334-6230.

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