Recorder Offices in Sarasota County

Recorder's Office
2000 Main Street, Sarasota, Florida 34236
Monday through Friday 9:00 AM through 5:00 PM
Phone: 941-861-7400
Recorder's Office 2000 Main Street, Sarasota, Florida, 34236

Recorder's Office
4000 S. Tamiami Trail, Venice, Florida 34293
Monday through Friday 9:00 AM through 5:00 PM
Phone: 941) 861-7400
Recorder's Office 4000 S. Tamiami Trail, Venice, Florida, 34293

Sarasota County Recorder of Deeds
Sarasota County Recorder Information
The recorder in Sarasota County is responsible for recording and maintaining records related to real property situated in the County.
Recording Fees

Intangible tax, class “c” must be paid before the Clerk can accept any real estate mortgage, agreement, contract for deed, or deed of trust. The current rate is 2 mills (.002) per dollar on the amount of the mortgage or the amount financed.

The proper amount of state tax stamps must be affixed to an instrument before it can be recorded. Space for documentary stamps and the Clerk’s time stamp must be provided in the body of the document.

The current documentary tax stamp rate is $0.70 per $100 of consideration. This applies to the full consideration. A minimum tax of $0.70 is required on all deeds.

The state tax on mortgages, chattel mortgages, financing statements, promissory notes, and written obligations to pay money is $0.35 per $100 or fraction thereof on the total amount of the note or obligation. On installment notes, the tax is computed on the amount financed.

On agreements or contracts for deeds, the tax is computed on the unpaid balance remaining after the down payment.

To record the first page of an instrument (no larger than 8.5x14 inches), the fee is $10. Each additional page is $8.50.

For indexing instruments which contain more than four names, the fee is $1 per additional name.

A self-addressed stamped envelope should accompany documents sent in to the County Recorder.
Document Formatting Requirements
Real property documents pertaining to property located in Sarasota County can be taken to the County Recorder.

• Documents should be submitted on white paper that is 8.5x11 inches or 8.5x14 inches.

• Leave a 3x3 inch blank space in the upper right corner on the first page.

• A 1x3 inch blank space should be in the right corner on subsequent pages.

• Other margins should be a minimum of 1 inch.

• Legible print or typing should be used. Black ink, with a minimum font size of at least 12 point will work best for this.

• Date the body of the instrument.

• The grantee’s name and mailing address should be provided.

• On the front of the instrument, provide the name and address to whom the instrument should be returned after recording.

• The name of the person who prepared the instrument should be printed, typed, or stamped on the front of the instrument in a legible manner.

• A legal description of the real property should be included. The property appraiser’s parcel ID number should also be provided, but is not considered sufficient as a legal description.

• The total consideration exchanged for the real property should be listed on the document.

• Signatures should agree with names in the body of the instrument, should be legible, and should be spelled correctly. Names should be written beneath all signatures.

• Signatures need to be attested by two witnesses.

• An acknowledgment is required for the person(s) executing the instrument.
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Sarasota 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
Correction Deed Form
Affidavit of Death Certificate 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
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