Ohio Revised Code Section 317.114 requires that the County Recorder accept for recording any document that does not conform to standardization guidelines, but shall charge an additional $20.00 ($10 for recorder’s services and $10 for the Ohio Housing Trust Fund).
The guidelines are as follows:
Computer font size of at least 10 point;
Minimum paper size- 8 1/2 x 11
Maximum paper size- 8 1/2 x 14
Black or blue ink ONLY;
No use of highlighting;
Margins of at least 1 inch of each side of the page and on the bottom;
3 inch margins on the top of the first page, reserved for Recorder, Auditor and Engineer;
1 1/2 inch margin on the top of each remaining pages.
This law does not apply to: Any document from any taxing authority; Plats; DD214s, Any state or federal document, any document that existed before the effective date of this law.