In 1816, the County Recorder became the first office created by the Constitution of the State of Indiana. It is the primary duty of the County Recorder to record instruments submitted for recording and maintain those records for perpetuity.
Documents recorded in the Recorder’s Office include, but are not limited to, deeds, mortgages, releases, assignments, liens, and Military Discharges (DD214).
Four computers are available during office hours for the public to view and/or print recorded documents. Our index of records is available beginning November, 1834. Copies are $1.00 per page.
P.O. Box 127
Monticello, Indiana 47960
LAREDO – an account-based internet program designed for users who would like online access to White County land records on a regular basis. Laredo’s innovative technology and 24-hour access to White County’s land records allows you to search efficiently for records in the same way you would search at a computer in the Recorder’s office. Documents can be searched by name, recorded date range, document type, document number, and legal description. The search will display all recorded information for each document in a very versatile results window in which you can group and order search results as desired and view images from November, 1834 to present. For more information on the cost of utilizing Laredo, and to sign up for a subscription, please contact the White County Recorder’s office at (574)583-5912. Once a subscription has been set up, you can download Laredo at http://fidlar.com/Laredo.aspx. Select “Indiana” in the “Choose a State” field, select “White” in the “Choose a County” field then click on the “Download” button. The program will download to your computer and a “Laredo” icon will be created on your computer desktop.
TAPESTRY – an on-demand service designed for occasional searchers who may not search frequently enough to warrant a subscription to Laredo. Tapestry usage is paid per search (utilizing a credit card) and each search includes the ability to view images at no additional charge (there is an additional fee to print the images). No user agreement is required. Tapestry includes the capability to search by name, document number, recording date range, and legal description. Utilizing Tapestry, searchers can also access data and images from hundreds of participating counties. You can access Tapestry at https://tapestry.fidlar.com/Tapestry.