Document Recording



Recording Fees


$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 $6.00 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 inches by 11 inches and not larger than 8 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.


Return Documents


Documents are photocopied on Friday and returned to the sender, unless otherwise instructed.



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