Government Transfer Fees:

These are closing costs that are payable to the local, county, or state governmental entities and relating to the transaction. Usually the only fees applicable in Ohio are county recording fees and any transfer taxes owed for documents created in the transaction, such as the deed. Transfer tax varies by county and are based upon the sales price of the property and must be paid just prior to the recording of the deed. Closing costs may also include the actual government charges for obtaining tax, utility and other municipal certification statements.