Deeds, Plats & Subdivisions

PLEASE NOTE: The Auditor’s office will not accept deeds after 3pm and will not accept subdivision plats after 3pm.


    A new deed must be recorded any time you want to:

  • Add/remove a name from title
  • Place property into the ownership of a trust/business name
  • Convey the property to a separate individual(s)
  • Split/combine property


  • Parcel Transfer Fee: $10 per parcel per deed.
  • Sales Disclosure Fee: $20
  • Exempt Sales Disclosure: Free

Approving A Deed:

In addition to the requirements and fees of the Recorder's office and Assessor's office, these are the items that will be necessary for a deed to be approved by the Auditor's office:

  • Correct names of the grantors/sellers, including how they hold title to the property
  • Valid legal description of the property
  • Signatures (notarized) of all the grantors/sellers
  • Statement detailing where future tax bills should be mailed
  • Cash/check (payable to the Porter County Auditor) in the amount of $10 per parcel per deed being transferred

Plats & Subdivisions

All subdivision plats must be reviewed prior to the day of recording with the Auditor GIS Mapping Department.  

  • Each copy must be stamped at the Auditor’s office prior to recording
  • Each copy must be recorded on the same day of Auditor’s stamp
  • There is a fee of $10 per final parcel count – cash or check only - payable to the Porter County Auditor
  • There must be at least 2 mylar and at least 3 paper copies stamped at the Auditor’s office for recording