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Recorder Offices in Charlotte County

Murdock Annex (941) 743-1400
18500 Murdock Circle Port, Charlotte, Florida 33948
8:00am-5:00pm M-F
Phone: (941) 743-1400
Murdock Annex  (941) 743-1400 18500 Murdock Circle Port,  Charlotte, Florida, 33948

Charlotte County Clerk of the Court
350 East Marion Ave., Punta Gorda, Florida 33951
8:00am-5:00pm M-F
Phone: (941)637-2199
Charlotte County Clerk of the Court  350 East Marion Ave., Punta Gorda, Florida, 33951 is providing this information as a courtesy to our visitors. You are NOT on the Charlotte County official website, you are on, a private website that is not affiliated with any government agency.
Charlotte County Florida Register of Deeds
Charlotte County Recorder Information
The recorder in Charlotte County is responsible for recording and maintaining records related to real property situated in the County.
Recording Fees
Be sure to include a self-addressed stamped envelope.

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).

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

On real estate conveyance, per $100.00 consideration: $0.70
On obligations to pay money, per $100.00 indebtedness: $0.35
Intangible tax on promissory notes, written obligations to pay money (mortgages, etc.): $0.002 x total
Document Formatting Requirements
The Recording Division in the Clerk of the Circuit Court is responsible for recording mortgages, deeds, and many other instruments concerning real property in Charlotte County. When mailing documents in, envelopes should be addressed to the attention of the Recording Department. This will help to ensure fast and efficient handling of all mailed transactions. Documents are reviewed to make sure they meet Florida Statute requirements. Once fees are assessed and paid, the documents are then recorded, quality controlled, and returned.

No conveyance, transfer, or mortgage of real property, or of any interest therein, nor any lease for a term of 1 year or longer, shall be good and effectual in law or equity against creditors or subsequent purchasers for a valuable consideration and without notice, unless the same be recorded according to law; nor shall any such instrument made or executed by virtue of any power of attorney be good or effectual in law or in equity against creditors or subsequent purchasers for a valuable consideration and without notice unless the power of attorney be recorded before the accruing of the right of such creditor or subsequent purchaser.

• Use legible black print or typing in a font size of at least 12 point on white paper that is at least 8.5x11 inches and no larger than 8.5x14 inches. This is best for reproduction by microfilm or photographing. The images created and placed in the Official Records need to be legible and of the highest quality. The quality of images depends on the quality of documents presented for recording.

• Printing and typing should be legible and dark. Do not highlight text on the document, as color will show up as black on the scanned images.

• Provide a blank 3x3 inch space in the top right corner at the top of the first page. Subsequent pages should have a blank 1x3 inch space in the top right corner. These spaces are reserved for use by the clerk of court. All other margins should be at least 1 inch.

• The acknowledgment from the notary public must include the seal, expiration date, and commission number.

• The body of the instrument must be dated.

• Include the grantee’s name and address.

• On the first page, affix the name and address of the person to whom the instrument will be returned after recording.

• Signatures throughout should agree with names in the body of the instrument and should be legible and correctly spelled. Corresponding names should be printed or typed beneath all signatures. Signatures must be attested by two witnesses.

• On all instruments by which the title to real estate or any interest therein is conveyed, created, encumbered, assigned, or otherwise disposed of, include the legible printed or typed name and address of the person who prepared the instrument. Instruments executed outside the state of Florida are exempt from this requirement. This information can be given in the following format: “PREPARED BY: name and address.” This should be in the top left corner on the first page.

• The title of the document should be given after the preparer’s information, centered on the first page.

• Provide a complete legal description of the real property, including the parcel identification number assigned to the property.

• The consideration or sale price of the real property must be noted on the deed presented for recording.
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