Recorders' offices in Columbiana, Mahoning and Trumbull counties reported record-high collections of filing fees in 2001. The increase was brought on mostly by people taking advantage of lower interest rates to refinance their mortgage loans.
County 2001 2000 Increase% Increase
Trumbull $1,351,176 $1,013,404$337,77233%
Source: Columbiana, Mahoning, Trumbull county recorders' offices