In addition to requirements for each document detailed on the Instrument Checklist, there are specific page format requirements detailed in the Ohio Revised Code and legal description requirements.
Document pages have specific format guidelines defined by the law (effective July 1, 2009) in Ohio Revised Code 317.114 for documents recorded with all State of Ohio County Recorder Offices. The purpose is to provide a standard area on every instrument for placing necessary recording documentation. This guideline makes certain that recording will be efficient and easily noticeable throughout the State of Ohio. The law also provided some exceptions and does allow for items out of compliance to be recorded with additional fees.