More than 6,700 deeds, mortgages and other documents were filed last year with the Fulton County Recorder’s office in Wauseon, bringing in revenue totaling $311,428.
The annual statistics from the office of recorder Sandra K Barber include:
• Deeds and other related instruments, 1,636;
• Mortgages and other related instruments, 4,295;
• Liens, 341;
• Leases, 101;
• Partnerships, 0;
• Power of Attorneys, 64;
• Soldiers Discharges, 3;
• Miscellaneous, 225;
• Plats, 2;
• Financing Statements, 74.
The total number of documents processed came in at 6,741.
Of the total revenue collected, nearly half ($151,653) was allocated for the Ohio Housing Trust Fund which is sent quarterly to the Treasurer of the State to support low income housing mandated by HB 95.
Barber reported that revenue for 2011 was down $11,869 from the previous year.
Since the enactment of the Housing Trust Fund in August 2003, $1.7 million has been collected from filing fees and passed on to the state treasurer for low income housing.