One Government Center, Suite 770
Toledo, OH 43604-2256
Phone: (419) 213-4444
Under Ohio Law, all real estate transfer related documents must be presented to the County Auditor prior to being recorded. The Deed Transfer Department’s function is to transfer or update the owner’s name and address on the real estate tax list and duplicate. The department also collects the transfer tax/ conveyance fee ($4 per $1000 of sale price) and the transfer fee ($.50 per parcel). This information, formerly typed onto card stock (Transfer Cards), is entered directly into the computer system for instant retrieval and posting. This “full disclosure” of sales transaction information forms the basis for the fair market value system of property taxation and “opens” all market based information to the general public interested in buying or selling real estate. Nearly 10,000 non-exempt transfers are made over each year.
Please Note: If your check is returned to us unpaid for nonsufficient funds (NSF), your account will be debited electronically for both the face amount of the check plus applicable returned check and collections fees by ECOLLECT, LLC.