Pickaway County



207 S Court Street
Circleville, OH 43113
P: (740) 474-5826
F: (740) 477-6361


The Pickaway County Recorder is Joyce R. Gifford who took office on January 1st, 1989.  The Recorders Office provides the following services:

  • Make a complete, accurate and permanent record of every document pertaining to the conveyance and encumbrance of land within the county.
  • Maintains permanent land records, retains them in archival form, and make them constantly accessible to the public.
  • Enforces more than 1000 sections of state law in the Ohio Revised Code pertaining to the duties of the Recorder’s Office.
  • Takes great care to ensure that every document received is accurately filed, recorded and indexed.
  • Serves on the county’s RECORDS COMMISSION which authorizes the retention of county records and determines when or how these government records may be disposed.
  • Serves on the county’s AUTOMATIC DATA PROCESSING BOARD* to authorize any purchase, lease, or contract for data processing equipment for county offices.
  • Serves as secretary and chief administrator of the county’s MICROFILMING BOARD* to authorize any purchase, lease or contract for microfilming equipment in county offices and to oversee the operation of the county’s microfilming center and services.
  • Collects fees for documents filed in the Recorder’s office and pays these monies into the county’s general fund.
  • Maintain an accurate record of all monies appropriated to the Recorder’s office for its operation.
  • Performs all accounting functions necessary to the operation of the Recorder’s office including preparation of annual budgets and reports, vouchers, purchase orders, etc., and maintains all payroll records, sick and vacation leave records and other records pertaining to the Recorder’s staff.
  • Files annually an ethics report, inventory of office equipment, affirmative action report, depository agreements for funds and every other report as required by law.
  • Notifies boards of county commissioners and township trustees annually of their duty to file zoning resolutions, maps and amendments.