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Sussex County, Delaware

Recorder Offices

Sussex County Recorder of Deeds

2 The Circle / PO Box 827, Georgetown, Delaware 19947

8:30am to 4:30pm M-F

Phone: (302) 855-7785

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Delaware - Sussex County Recorder Information

The Recorder of Deeds is responsible for recording and maintaining real property records in Sussex County.

Recording Fees

Deeds: Document surcharge fee plus $9.00 per page plus maintenance fee

Document Surcharge Fee: $30.00 per document. Separate check made payable to Sussex County Recorder of Deeds. (House Bill 262)

Page Fee: $9.00 per page.
Maintenance Fee: $1.00 per document.

An additional $30.00 will be charged for each document not conforming to Sussex County standards for recording.

Documents must be submitted in person at the recording window no later than 4:00pm for same-day recording.

When mailing or dropping off documents, include a self-addressed, stamped envelope and make checks payable to the Recorder of Deeds and for the exact amount (no refunds).

There is a limit of 5 document recordings per check/money order payment. Deeds received to be recorded within town limits without the proper town stamps will be returned.

Document Formatting Requirements

• Documents must be on white paper no larger than 8.5x14. Black ink should be used, with a font size of at least 12 point. Documents with double sided printing will be charged a noncompliance fee.

• All signatures must be original and notarized, with a printed, stamped, or typed name written underneath.

• On the first page, the top margin should be 2 inches. On the bottom of the last page of the document, the margin should be 2 inches. All other margins should be 1 inch throughout the document.

• All pages, including any attachments or inserts, must be numbered sequentially.

• In the upper left corner on the first page of the document, the tax map and parcel number should be given.

• Within the two-inch margin, underneath the tax map and parcel number, the preparer’s name and address should be given in the following format: ‘Document prepared by (name and address).’

• The return name and address should be typed in the upper left margin of the first page, or on the bottom left of the last page of each document.

• Documents sent in to the Recorder’s Office must have a self-addressed stamped envelope of sufficient size and postage.

• An affidavit for realty transfer tax should be included with all documents.

• A realty transfer tax return and affidavit of gain and value form is also required to be submitted with all documents of conveyance. Real Estate Deeds

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