$10.00 for the first page and $6.00 for each additional page
All deeds must be accompanied by a Real Estate Transfer Statement-Form 521.
Documentary Stamp Tax for deeds is $2.25 per $1,000.00 of the sale price. See Documentary Stamp Tax table.
Certain deeds are exempt from documentary stamp tax; please check Exemption List for details. Deeds transferring property into a trust will need a Certification of Exempt Status of Deeds to Trustees.
Documentary Stamp Tax has increased from $1.75 to $2.25 effective July 1, 2005.
Note: New document requirements for documents signed after August 27, 2011:
Statute 23-1503.01 and 23-1510
*Documents must have 3 inches by 8 inches of blank space at the top of the 1st page for our
recording information. Below the 3 inch margin, every instrument shall have the return address
and the title of the instrument.
*An extra $5.00 will be charged per document that does not meet this statute, in order to add a
cover page for recording information.
*Printed forms intended for recordation purpose shall have a 1 inch margin on all other sides.
*All instruments submitted shall be in black ink on not less than 20 pound weight white paper
measuring at least 8 ½ inches by 11 inches and not larger than 8 ½ inches by 14 inches.
*A font size of at least 8 points shall be presumed sufficiently legible.
*Each signature on an instrument shall be black or dark blue ink.
*The name of each party to the instrument shall be typed, printed or stamped beneath the original
*An embossed or inked stamp shall not cover or otherwise materially interfere with any part of the
*Certain exceptions apply.
Documents are photocopied on Friday and returned to the sender, unless otherwise instructed.
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