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Florida - Brevard County Recorder Information

The Clerk of Court is the official recorder and custodian of all documents placed in the Brevard County Official Records. The Official Records are a permanent repository of those documents which primarily relate to real estate transactions.

Recording Fees

First page: $10.00
Each additional page: $8.50

For indexing instruments recorded in the official records which contain more than four names, per additional name: $1.00

DOCUMENTARY STAMP TAX:
On real estate conveyance, per $100.00 consideration: $0.70 (Formula: .0070 x Total Purchase Price = Amount of Doc Stamps)
On obligations to pay money, per $100.00 indebtedness: $0.35 (Formula: .0035 x Amount Financed = Amount of Doc Stamps)
Intangible tax on promissory notes, written obligations to pay money (mortgages, etc.): $0.002 x total

The documentary tax stamp is due on total consideration (including cash, any unpaid balance on existing or new mortgages, plus anything having a monetary value).

County recording fees are subject to change without notice. For the most current fees and further information, contact the local clerk's office directly.

Document Formatting Requirements

* Documents must have a prepared by statement on the first page. This can be given in the following format: 'This instrument prepared by NAME and ADDRESS.'

* A property appraiser's parcel identification number should be included in the deed.

* For all documents of conveyance, include the grantee's name and address.

* Conveyances should be in writing, signed in the presence of two subscribing witnesses by the party granting, creating, or conveying interest in real property. The names of both witnesses must be legibly printed, typewritten, or stamped immediately beneath the signatures.

* The name of the notary public or other officer authorized to take acknowledgments must be legibly printed, typewritten or stamped immediately beneath the signature. This also applies to any witnesses.

* On the top right hand corner of the first page, there should be a 3 x 3 inch space. This is reserved for the clerk of court. On each subsequent page, there should be a 1 x 3 inch space in the top right corner.

* The full consideration or sale price of the real property should be given in a cover letter, or within the document.