Standardization Guidelines for Ohio

Per Ohio House Bill 525, documents filed in this office must follow these standardization guidelines.

The Guidelines are as follows:

  • Computer font size of at least 10 point
  • Minimum paper size - 8 ½ x 11, Maximum paper size - 8 ½ x 14;
  • Black or Blue ink ONLY
  • No use of highlighting
  • Margins of 1 inch on each side of the page an on the bottom
  • 3 inch margin on the top of the first page, reserved for recorder, auditor and engineer.
  • 1 ½ margin on the top of each of the remaining pages.

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

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