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Recorder Offices in Pulaski County

Pulaski County Clerk
100 North Main St, Somerset, Kentucky 42501
Monday: 7:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. Tuesday: 7:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. Wednesday: 7:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. Thursday: 7:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m. Friday: 7:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. Saturday: 8 a.m. - 12 p.m. First and Last Saturday of each month
Phone: (606) 679-2042
Pulaski County Clerk  100 North Main St, Somerset, Kentucky,  42501

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

The County Clerk is responsible for recording deeds for the county. All deeds, mortgages, and other instruments required by law to be recorded to be effectual against purchasers without notice, or creditors, should be recorded in the county clerk’s office of the county in which the property conveyed, or greater part of it, is located.


A. Kentucky Recording Statute:

A deed will not be valid against a purchaser for a valuable consideration, without notice thereof, or against creditors, until it is acknowledged or proved according to law. However, if a deed has not been acknowledged or proved, but has otherwise been recorded, the deed will serve as constructive notice for all interested parties. “Creditors” includes all creditors irrespective of whether or not they have acquired a lien by legal or equitable proceedings or by voluntary conveyance.


B. Recording Standards and Format:

• Submit deeds on white 8.5 x 11 inch paper that is of a sufficient weight and quality to produce a readable public record. Black ink and a minimum font size of 8 point are needed.

• On the first page, provide a top margin of at least 2 inches. All other margins on this page and on subsequent pages can be at least 1 inch.

• Corresponding names should be written or typed beneath signatures. Documents must contain original signatures. The grantor must sign and acknowledge the document.

• Provide the mailing address of the grantor and grantee.

• Provide a statement indicating the in-care of address to which the property tax bill for the year in which the property is transferred may be sent.

• The document must contain a printed, typewritten, or stamped statement showing the name and address of the individual who prepared the document. The preparer of the document should sign the statement.

• Instruments must comply with the official indexing system used by the county.

• A legal description of the real property is an essential element of a real property document.

• Provide a statement of the source of title. A county clerk will not record a deed unless the instrument plainly specifies and refers to the next immediate source from which the grantor derived title to property or interest conveyed therein. If the source of title is a deed or other recorded writing, the deed offered for record should refer to the former deed or writing, and give the office, book and page where it is recorded and the date on which it was recorded. If the property was obtained by inheritance or in any other way than by recorded instrument, the deed presented for recording should state clearly and accurately how and from the grantor obtained the title.

• If a county clerk requires a parcel identification number for the property to be present on the document, they shall provide a computer terminal in their office to facilitate this purpose.

• A deed of correction must plainly state that it is a deed of correction and should refer to the deed of record which it is correcting.

• The county clerk will not record a deed, deed of trust, or mortgage covering real property by which the payment of any indebtedness is secured unless the document states the date and maturity of the obligations secured by the document which have already been issued or which are to be issued. In the case of obligations that are due on demand, this requirement can be met by stating “due on demand.”

• In the case of an exchange of properties, the fair cash value of the property being exchanged should be stated in the body of the deed.


C. Statement of Consideration and Transfer Tax

A statement of consideration should be included with real property documents submitted to the county clerk. One of the following must be included with the document:

a. In transfers other than by gift, or those with nominal or no consideration, a sworn notarized certificate signed by the grantor and grantee that the consideration reflected in the deed is the full consideration paid for the property, or

b. In the case of a transfer either by gift or with nominal or no consideration, a sworn and notarized certificate signed by the grantor or grantee stating that the transfer is by gift and setting forth the estimated fair cash value of the property.

For a list of exemptions to the statement of consideration, see section 382. 135 of the Kentucky Revised Statutes.

Transfer tax will be collected on the consideration stated in the deed. The tax will be imposed upon the grantor at the rate of 50 cents per $500 of value or fraction thereof. On a deed of correction, transfer tax will only be collected if the amount of consideration has changed. A deed cannot be legally lodged for record until the tax due is paid.


D. Conveyances

Unless a different purpose appears in the deed, every estate in land created by deed or will, without words of inheritance, is deemed a fee simple or such other estate as the grantor had power to dispose of. All deeds of bargain and sale, deeds to stand seized to use, deeds of release, and deeds of trust, shall be held to vest the possession of the grantor in the grantee to the extent of the estate intended to be conveyed.

A deed and warranty of land purporting to pass or assure a greater right or estate than the person can lawfully pass or assure, will operate to convey on warrant the right and estate as such person can lawfully convey. If such conveyance is made by a tenant for life it will not work as a forfeiture of his estate.

An estate may be made to begin in the future by deed, in like manner as by a will, and any estate which would be good as an executory devise or bequest will be good if created by deed.

Conveyances to husband and wife: If real estate is conveyed or devised to husband and wife, they shall take as tenants in common, unless a right by survivorship is expressly provided for.

Every deed, unless an exception is listed, will be construed to include all buildings, appurtenances, and privileges of every kind attached to the property.

Adverse Possession: No county clerk shall officially certify to any abstract or statement of title to lands in Kentucky, where such lands are in the actual possession of someone other than the person or corporation shown to be the owner of the abstract or certificate, when such person in possession is claiming the lands under title adverse to that shown on the abstract or certificate.

The owner of real property may convey any interest in real property not in the adverse possession of another; but no estate of inheritance or freehold, or for a term of more than one year, in real property shall be conveyed, except by deed or will.


General Warranty: A covenant by a grantor in a deed “that he will warrant the property hereby conveyed,” or words of like import, or the words “with warranty,” or “with general warranty” in any deed, will have the same effect as if the grantor had covenanted that he, his heirs, and personal representatives would forever warrant and defend the property unto the grantee, his heirs, personal representatives, and assigns against the claims and demands of all persons whatever.


Special Warranty: A covenant of special warranty from a grantor will have the same effect as if the grantor had covenanted that he, his heirs, and personal representatives, would forever warrant and defend the property unto the grantee, his heirs, personal representatives, and assigns against the claims and demands of the grantor and all persons claiming by, through, or under him.
Document Formatting Requirements
• Submit deeds on white 8.5 x 11 inch paper that is of a sufficient weight and quality to produce a readable public record. Black ink and a minimum font size of 8 point are needed.

• On the first page, provide a top margin of at least 2 inches. All other margins on this page and on subsequent pages can be at least 1 inch.

• Corresponding names should be written or typed beneath signatures. Documents must contain original signatures. The grantor must sign and acknowledge the document.

• Provide the mailing address of the grantor and grantee.

• Provide a statement indicating the in-care of address to which the property tax bill for the year in which the property is transferred may be sent.

• The document must contain a printed, typewritten, or stamped statement showing the name and address of the individual who prepared the document. The preparer of the document should sign the statement.

• Instruments must comply with the official indexing system used by the county.

• A legal description of the real property is an essential element of a real property document.

• Provide a statement of the source of title. A county clerk will not record a deed unless the instrument plainly specifies and refers to the next immediate source from which the grantor derived title to property or interest conveyed therein. If the source of title is a deed or other recorded writing, the deed offered for record should refer to the former deed or writing, and give the office, book and page where it is recorded and the date on which it was recorded. If the property was obtained by inheritance or in any other way than by recorded instrument, the deed presented for recording should state clearly and accurately how and from the grantor obtained the title.

• If a county clerk requires a parcel identification number for the property to be present on the document, they shall provide a computer terminal in their office to facilitate this purpose.

• A deed of correction must plainly state that it is a deed of correction and should refer to the deed of record which it is correcting.

• The county clerk will not record a deed, deed of trust, or mortgage covering real property by which the payment of any indebtedness is secured unless the document states the date and maturity of the obligations secured by the document which have already been issued or which are to be issued. In the case of obligations that are due on demand, this requirement can be met by stating “due on demand.”

• In the case of an exchange of properties, the fair cash value of the property being exchanged should be stated in the body of the deed.

• A statement of consideration should be included with real property documents submitted to the county clerk. One of the following must be included with the document:

a. In transfers other than by gift, or those with nominal or no consideration, a sworn notarized certificate signed by the grantor and grantee that the consideration reflected in the deed is the full consideration paid for the property, or

b. In the case of a transfer either by gift or with nominal or no consideration, a sworn and notarized certificate signed by the grantor or grantee stating that the transfer is by gift and setting forth the estimated fair cash value of the property.

For a list of exemptions to the statement of consideration, see section 382. 135 of the Kentucky Revised Statutes.
 
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Forms
Pulaski County Real Estate Deed Forms

Quit Claim Deed Form
Warranty Deed Form
Special Warranty Deed Form
Grant Deed Form
Easement Deed Form
Affidavit of Surviving Joint Tenant Form
Correction Deed Form
Supplemental Documents

Consideration Certificate
Transfer tax exemption
 
 
 
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