Deed Transfers

Contact Information

The office of the Lucas County Auditor is open. Call our office at 419.213.4406 or email us at

If you need to complete a deed transfer, we recommend contacting a company that offers E-Recording, who may assist you for a fee: Transfer Conveyance List of Professional Companies to E-Record

Auditor's departmental phone numbers are listed below. Once you call the number and reach the menu, please dial the last four digits again as the extension:

Deed Transfer/Conveyance  (419) 213-4439 or (419) 213-4332
Board of Revision  (419) 213-4424 or (419) 213-4327
CAUV/Homestead  (419) 213-4403
Dog, Cigarette or Vendors License  (419) 213-4443
Finance  (419) 213-4329 or (419) 213-4435
Disbursements  (419) 213-4328
Tax Accounting  (419) 213-4446 or (419) 213-4154
Special Assessments-Exemptions  (419) 213-4292 or (419) 213-4154
Payroll  (419) 213-4348 or (419) 213-4346
Weights and Measures  (419) 213-4447
Homeowners Real Estate Questions  (419) 213-4142, (419) 213-4434, 
(419) 213-4155 or (419) 213-4153
Commercial/Business Real Estate:  (419) 213-4833
GENERAL QUESTIONS:  (419) 213-4338, (419) 213-4403, 
(419) 213-4432 or (419) 213-4335
Email questions
TEXT a question (419) 309-7877
Lucas County Auditor Anita Lopez (419) 213-4322

General Information

Under Ohio Law, all real estate transfer documents must be presented to the County Auditor prior to being recorded. The Deed Transfer Department transfers the owner’s name and address on the real estate tax list and duplicate.

The department also collects the transfer tax/ conveyance fee ($4.00 per $1,000 of sale price) and the transfer fee ($.50 per parcel).

This information, formerly typed on Transfer Cards, is entered with computers 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.

Please Note: If your check is returned 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.

Citizen resource for what items are necessary when transferring deeds:Conveyance Standards

Most Commonly Used Deed Types

AD Auditors Deed
AFF Affidavit
CE Corporation w/ EE Deed
CM Commissioners Deed
CQ Corporation Quit Claim Deed
CS Corporation w/ ST Deed
CW Corporation Warranty Deed
DC Death Certificate
ED Executors Deed
EE Estate by the Entireties Deed
FD Fiduciary Deed
GR Guardians Deed
GW General Warranty Deed

JE Journal Entry
JS Joint Survivorship Deed
LW Limited Warranty Deed
MD Marshall’s Deed
OD Transfer on Death Affidavit
PC Probate Certificate
QC Quit Claim Deed
SD Sheriffs Deed
ST Survivorship Tenancy Deed
SW Special Warranty Deed
TR Trustees Deed
WD Warranty Deed
  1. Deeds

    Physical Address
    One Government Center
    Suite 600
    Toledo, OH 43604

    Phone: (419) 213-4406
    Fax: (419) 213-4838

    Monday - Friday
    8:00 a.m. - 4:30  p.m.

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