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Recorder Offices in Saint Johns County

St. Johns County Clerk of Courts
4010 Lewis Speedway, St. Augustine, Florida 32084
8:00am-5:00pm M-F
Phone: (904) 819-3600
St. Johns County Clerk of Courts   4010 Lewis Speedway,  St. Augustine, Florida, 32084

 
 
 
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Saint Johns County Recorder of Deeds
Saint Johns County Recorder Information
The recorder in Saint Johns County is responsible for recording and maintaining records related to real property situated in the County.
Recording Fees
Any transfer of property ownership must be entered into the public records at the St. Johns County recording department before it will be recognized as a complete transaction. The DR-219 is no longer required.

The tax rate for transfer of an interest in real property is $0.70 per each $100 of sale/transaction price. A minimum tax of $0.70 is required on all deeds.

When the consideration paid or exchanged for the real property is other than money, the consideration is equal to the fair market value of the real property.

A deed transferring an interest in Florida real property between husband and wife, including when a spouse’s name is added to a deed, is subject to the documentary stamp tax. In most cases, the amount of tax is based on half of the amount of the unpaid balance of any mortgages. Documentary stamp taxes are not due if the marital home is transferred within a year of a divorce and if the transfer occurred on or after July 1, 1997.

Deeds are subject to documentary stamps.

To record the first page of an instrument, the fee is $10. Each additional page is $8.50.

For each name over four to be indexed, the fee is $1 per name.

The clerk’s office requires a self-addressed stamped envelope for all documents that are to be returned through the mail.
Document Formatting Requirements
Real property documents such as deeds, mortgages, easements, and other instruments pertaining to real property located in St. Johns County can be recorded with the County Clerk of Court. Changes cannot be made once an instrument has been recorded.

• The paper should be 8.5x11 inches or 8.5x14 inches. Originals are accepted for recording.

• In the upper right corner of the first page, provide a 3x3 blank space. On each subsequent page, provide a 1x3 blank space in the upper right corner. Other margins should be at least 1 inch.

• Legible black print or typing is needed to ensure reproduction. A font size of at least 12 point can be used to ensure legibility.

• Date the body of the instrument. On the front of the instrument, include the name and address of the person to whom the document is to be returned.

• An acknowledgment is needed for the person executing the instrument. A notary public signature, seal, and expiration date is required. The name of each person who executed the instrument should be legibly printed, stamped or typed beneath the signature and the post office address should be printed, typed, or stamped on the instrument. Additionally, the name of the notary public should be written, stamped, or typed beneath the notary public’s signature.

• Signatures should agree with names in the body of the instrument and should be legible and spelled correctly. Signatures are to be attested by two witnesses. Corresponding names should be written beneath the signatures of the witnesses.

• The grantee’s mailing address should be included in any document that transfers interest in real estate.

• On the face of the instrument, include the name and address of the person who prepared the instrument.

• Include a legal description of the real property. The property appraiser’s parcel identification number is not considered part of the legal description. Previous recorded information can be referenced by book and page.

• The form for a warranty deed of conveyance to land should include a blank space for the property appraiser’s parcel identification number describing the property. The number, if available, should be entered on the deed before it is presented for recording.

When the consideration paid or exchanged for the real property is other than money, the consideration is equal to the fair market value of the real property.
 
E-Recording
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Forms
Saint Johns County Real Estate Deed Forms

Quit Claim Deed Form
Enhanced Life Estate Deed Quit Claim Ladybird Deed Form
Warranty Deed Form
Enhanced Life Estate Deed Ladybird Warranty Deed Form
Special Warranty Deed Form
Grant Deed Form
Easement Deed Form
Disclaimer of Interest Form
Affidavit of Death Certificate Form
Correction Deed Form
Supplemental Documents

Documentary Stamp Tax Return for Registered Taxpayers Unrecorded Documents
Documentary Stamp Tax Return for Non Registered Taxpayers Unrecorded Documents
Transfer Tax Information
 
 
 
Information
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