Lookup Public Records in Clay CountyIndiana. Including Vital Birth and Death Records, Deeds, Probate, Property Records, Mortgages, Liens, Judgments, Marriage Licenses, Voter Registrar, Payroll, Military Discharges.

Clay County, Indiana Overview

Clay County is located in the U.S. state of Indiana. The county was formed in 1825 and named after U.S. Speaker of the House Henry Clay. The county seat is Brazil. According to the U.S. Census Bureau of 2013, the county has a population of approximately 26,803 people. According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 360.32 square miles, of which 357.54 square miles is land and 2.78 square miles is water. Clay County borders the following counties: Parke County to the north; Putnam County to the northeast; Owen County to the southeast; Greene County to the south; Sullivan County to the southwest; and Vigo County to the west. Clay County has 15 zip codes. The zip codes are 47833, 47834, 47837, 47840, 47841, 47427, 47846, 47853, 47438, 47857, 47858, 47868, 47874, 47881, and 47802. The most populated zip code is 47834.

Clay County Clerk’s Office Information

The services provided by the Clay County Clerk’s Office are:

  • Child support enforcement
  • Assistance for victims of domestic violence
  • Jury duty
  • Marriage dissolution
  • Small claims court
  • Marriage licenses
  • Indiana child support bureau

The physical address of the Clay County Clerk’s Office is:

Clay County Courthouse
Clerk’s Office Rm. 213, 2nd Floor,
609 E. National Ave.
Brazil, IN 47834
Phone: 812-448-9032 (Jury Duty)
Phone: 812-448-9024 (Child Support)
Amy Jordan is the Clay County Clerk.

Clay County Recorder’s Office Information

The primary duty of the county recorder to record instruments submitted for recording and maintains those records. The documents that are submitted for recording are: affidavit, mechanic’s lien, amendment assignment, assumed business name, blanket assignment, blanket releases, bond, city order to release, contract, court document, covenants, deed, survey, trust, underground utility, easement, environmental disclosure, federal tax lien, federal tax lien, release, liens, mechanic’s lien release, mortgage, mortgage release, partial release plats, power of attorney, releases, service discharge, sewer lien, sewer lien release, state highway right of way, etc.

Clay County Recorder’s Fee Schedule:
Mortgages: $55.00
Deeds and all other instruments: $25.00
Certification of Document: $5.00

Mechanic’s Liens: $25.00 (Including one mail out), $2.00 (Each additional mail out)
Uniform Commercial Code:
UCC, 2 pages or less: $9.00
3 pages or more: $13.00
UCC Continuation or amendment
Assignment, 2 pages or less: $9.00
3 pages or more: $13.00

UCC-11 Information Request, per debtor name: $10.00
Each additional name: $5.00
$1.00 – 11′ x 17″ or smaller, per page
$5.00 – larger than 11′ x 17″, per page

The physical address of the Clay County Recorder’s Office is:
Clay County Recorder
1st Floor, Room 111
Clay County Courthouse
609 E. National Ave.
Brazil, IN 47834
Phone: 812-448-9005
Nichole Keller is the Clay County Recorder. She can be contacted at 812-448-9005.

Clay County Marriage License Office
In order to obtain a marriage license in Clay County, the applicants must apply together, in person, at the County Clerk’s office. Both parties must present their state-issued picture ID, military ID, or passport, and know their social security number
State Law:Marriage – Title 31, Article 11 and Uniform Premarital Agreement Act – Title 31, Article 11, Chapter 3
All State Statutes: Information is online at the State Website
Office:Clay County Marriage License
Location:Clay County Court House, Brazil, Indiana, 47834

Clay County Recorders Office
County Government Office

Address: 609 E National Ave # 111, Brazil, IN 47834, United States
Phone: 812-448-9005

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