Our History

Founded in 1954 by Attorney Richard M. Keating, Wayne County Title Agency, Inc. continues a tradition of local family ownership and attorney management of a full service title company that began as the Wayne Abstract Company in 1922. Wayne County Title is the only company having records dating back to 1922, which enables staff to accurately provide title services from its own records. The only other source of title records dating this far back is the collection of records maintained over the years by the County. In early years, the vast majority of the work performed by Wayne Abstract Company was in updating abstracts of the history of the title to pieces of property. The abstract of title is the legal history of the land that contains information obtained from the county land records and placed in chronological order.

Wayne County Title combines experienced personnel, ninety years of title research records, and the benefits of electronic technology to assist you with the sale, refinance, or construction of real estate anywhere in Ohio. Our services include title searches in all 88 counties of Ohio, title insurance, escrow closings, and preparation of legal documents through our affiliated law firm, Keating Law Offices, LLP. We also offer qualified intermediary services for tax-deferred exchanges through Wayne County Title Exchange Company, LLC.

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Wayne County Title Agency, Inc. provides numerous services for individuals, attorneys, realtors, and financial organizations.