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
    Copies:
    $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, IN Genealogy and Ancestry Records
    Source: U.S. Census Bureau, USA Counties Data File Downloads
    Total Ancestries Reported 2005-200927,754
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - United States or American - 2005-20095,073
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Arab - 2005-200922
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - British - 2005-200930
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Czech - 2005-200922
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Danish - 2005-200916
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Dutch - 2005-20091,041
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - English - 2005-20092,980
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - European - 2005-2009176
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - French (except Basque) - 2005-2009880
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - French Canadian - 2005-200938
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - German - 2005-20097,717
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Greek - 2005-20090
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Hungarian - 2005-200928
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Irish - 2005-20093,363
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Italian - 2005-2009780
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Lithuanian - 2005-200914
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Norwegian - 2005-2009111
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Polish - 2005-2009404
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Portuguese - 2005-200934
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Russian - 2005-200957
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Scotch-Irish - 2005-2009315
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Scottish - 2005-2009556
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Slovak - 2005-200942
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Subsaharan African - 2005-2009117
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Swedish - 2005-200990
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Swiss - 2005-2009158
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Ukrainian - 2005-20090
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Welsh - 2005-2009323
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - West Indian (excluding Hispanic groups) - 2005-20090
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Other Groups - 2005-20093,031
    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
    Phone:812-448-9025

    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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