Document Standardization Guidelines

  1. Standardization Laws

    Documents prepared after June 30, 2009 are governed by the Ohio Standardization Guidelines enacted in ORC 317.114.

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

    These guidelines are as follows:

    • Computer font size of at least 10 point;
    • Minimum paper size - 8½X11, Maximum paper size - 8½X14;
    • 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 ONLY;
    • 1 ½ inch margin on the top of each of the remaining pages.

    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.