Ohio Rev. Code Ann. § 317.144(A)(1) directs that recorded documents be made with a “print size not smaller than a font size of ten.” Recently, Columbiana County stopped accepting documents for recording with a font size smaller than 12 point http://www.columbianacountyrecorder.org/recorder/services.php. In an effort to prevent additional recording fee charges for standard recording instruments that do not conform to specific county requirements as provided by Ohio Rev. Code Ann. § 317.144(B), the following documents have been modified to print with 12 point font for subject property located in Columbiana County:
- OH Mortgage (Cx344)
- OH Mortgage FHA (Cx397)
- OH Mortgage Second (Cx502)
- HELOC Mortgage – OH (Cx1409)
- OH Assignment of Mortgage (Cx1544)
- OH Assignment from MERS (Cx4341)
- OH Assignment – INV BLANK (Cx4493)
This change will take effect on June 12, 2014. If you have any questions or concerns about this change, please contact Client Support at 1.800.497.3584.
June 5, 2014
Pursuant to further discussion with the Columbiana County Recorder’s office, we have received notice that they no longer require 12-point font on their recordable documents. Consequently, we will be reverting this change beginning immediately. The change should be complete within the next few days.
June 17, 2014