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Recorder Offices in Fairfax County

Fairfax County Circuit Court Clerk
4110 Chain Bridge Road, Fairfax, Virginia 22030
8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m M-F
Phone: (703) 691-7320
Fairfax County Circuit Court Clerk    4110 Chain Bridge Road, Fairfax, Virginia, 22030

 
 
 
Fairfax County Recorder of Deeds
Fairfax County Recorder Information
The recorder in Fairfax County is responsible for recording and maintaining records related to real property situated in the County or Independent City.
Recording Fees
A deed is $21 for a 1-10 page document; $35 for 11-30 pages; and $55 for 31 or more pages.

There is a $20 processing fee for deeds. A $1 transfer fee will also apply. There is no charge for indexing additional names.

The open space preservation fee is $1 on every original and corrected deed for property located in Fairfax County. This is not assessed for property located in Fairfax City.

The state taxes are $.25 per $100, rounded to the next highest $100. The county taxes are $.0833 per $100, rounded to the next highest $100.

The grantor taxes are $.50 per $500, rounded to the next highest $500.

The regional congestion relief fee is $.15 per $100, rounded to the next highest $100.
Document Formatting Requirements
The Land Records Division records documents for property transactions in Fairfax County and Fairfax City. Over-the-counter documents cannot be left overnight and customers are expected to be present when their documents are being recorded in case any questions arise.

Real property transactions involving property located within the City of Falls Church must be recorded with the Arlington County Circuit Court. Real property transactions involving property located in the City of Alexandria must be recorded with the Alexandria Circuit Court.

RECORDING REQUIREMENTS

All documents presented for recording must include the Fairfax Land Records' cover sheet, which is available from the Fairfax Land Records website.

Documents presented for recording must be originals, signed, and notarized.

• Documents presented for recording must be for real property located in Fairfax County or Fairfax City.

• Deeds must include a legal property description or property address.

• Notarized documents must include the notary expiration date, the location of the act (i.e. Commonwealth of Virginia), and an acknowledgement statement.

• In the first clause of the deed, each grantor and grantee name under which the document will be indexed must be given. When each grantor and grantee is first named in the document, their last names must be underlined or capitalized. This is only for the first usage. The names of all grantors and grantees must be listed in the document.

• When claiming an exemption from recordation taxes, appropriate references to the Code of Virginia are required on the first page. The Code sections relating to recordation taxes start at section 58.1.

• For all deeds or instruments conveying or relating to an interest in real property, a tax map number is required. The tax map reference number should be typed or written in the left-hand margin of the first page of the document.

FORMATTING REQUIREMENTS

• Documents must be originals or a first generation printed form or legible copy thereof.

• Pages must be numbered sequentially on all documents.

• Documents must be on white paper that is unglazed. Print should be black, solid, and uniform throughout the document. Print size must be 9 point or larger.

• Paper size should be 8.5x11 inches or 8.5x14 inches.

• Margins must be a minimum of one inch on the top, left, and bottom. The right side margin must be a minimum of ½ inch.

• On the first page of all documents, the return name and address or a Land Records’ box number must be provided. For documents that have been mailed in, be sure to include a self-addressed stamped envelope of appropriate size.

• The consideration and the assumption balance (if applicable) should be typed or written in the left margin of the first page of all deeds.

• All signatures must be original and signed in ink and notarized. Names must be printed underneath the signature. Court certified copies are acceptable with the appropriate clerk signature and seal.

• On the first page of the document, the name of the individual person or firm that prepared the document must be given. Papers or documents prepared outside of the commonwealth do not need a preparer’s statement.
 
E-Recording
We may be able to e-record your deed documents in Fairfax County, Click Here for more information.
Forms
Fairfax County Real Estate Deed Forms

Quit Claim Deed Form
Warranty Deed Form
Special Warranty Deed Form
Grant Deed Form
Easement Deed Form
Transfer on Death Deed Form
Transfer on Death Revocation Form
Transfer on Death Beneficiary Affidavit Form
Correction Deed Form
Supplemental Documents

Certificate of Transfer
Transfer Tax Exemptions
 
 
 
Information
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