The Delaware County officials who created the now popular “Good Deeds” program have announced new dates and locations for future workshops.

These informational presentations highlight how the probate court process works as it relates to Real Property records and all titled vehicles. They also connect residents with local attorneys who can assist them in re-writing a Real Property deed for a nominal flat fee.

The next workshops will be held:

Monday, April 6 at 6:30 p.m.
Delaware Hayes High School Auditorium, 289 Euclid Ave., Delaware
Must RSVP to by March 27

Monday, April 27 at 6:30 p.m.
Liberty High School Auditorium, 3584 Home Rd., Powell
Must RSVP to by April 17

When submitting an RSVP to the Delaware County Recorder Melissa Jordan, please include the following information:

  1. In the subject heading of your email, the Date and Location you will attend.
  2. In the body of the email, the names of all attendees.
  3. Also in the body of the email, list the Name(s) and Address on any deed filed in Delaware County that you would like to have printed prior to the session. Please include approximate year your deed was filed.

The Recorder’s Office will attempt to pre-print as many deeds as possible and have them in alphabetical order by last name on the night of the workshop. They also will have a mobile KIOSK on-site to print copies of deeds there.

When Delaware County Clerk of Courts Natalie Fravel, Court of Common Pleas Probate Judge David Hejmanowski and County Recorder Melissa Jordan began planning their “Good Deeds” program in 2018, they had no idea just how popular the program would become. Since early last year, the team has held nearly a dozen public events, and attendance at each event grows more than the last. So far, the team has partnered with three of five Delaware County public school districts to bring this widely popular program to Delaware County residents: Olentangy, Big Walnut and most recently, Delaware City.

“Good Deeds is good government,” Jordan said. “We want to improve access to the offices the residents’ tax dollars fund while providing a tangible, real benefit. Good Deeds does that.”

The probate process itself can be time-consuming and costly.

“Most people are surprised to learn they might have to go through the probate process over their titled vehicles,” Clerk Fravel said. “During our workshop, we cover exactly what they need to know so they can avoid probate with respect to titled vehicles.”

Judge David Hejmanowski provides insight into the often-confusing probate process during the workshops and said, “If we can simply encourage people to do simple, relatively inexpensive planning during their lifetime, then they will make the task supremely easier for their loved ones after they’re gone.”

For more information, contact Delaware County Recorder Melissa Jordan at