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Duties as County Recorder
Record and index deeds, mortgages, and other documents relating to ownership, encumbrance or transfers of property
Record tax liens, instruments of conveyance, agreements, contracts, maps and plats of subdivisions
Process tax deed applications and conduct sales
Maintain index and image of official records on the public internet from 1980 to current
Maintain a records storage facility
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).
Checks can be made payable to Clerk of the Circuit Court.
County recording fees are subject to change without notice. For the most current fees and further information, contact the local clerk's office directly.
* Documents should be on white paper measuring 8.5 x 11 inches.
* Printing should be single-sided only. Anything printed on the reverse side of a page will be counted as an additional page.
* A blank 3 x 3 inch space in the top right corner of the first page should be provided for the recorder. At the top of each subsequent page, a 1 x 3 space should be left blank for the recorder. Other margins should be a minimum of 1 inch.
* Black ink with a minimum font size of 9 point should be used.
* Corresponding names should be written, typed, or stamped beneath all signatures in the document.
* Mailing addresses are required for the person who executed the instrument, for the person who prepared the instrument, and for the grantee.
* A legal description of the property is required.
* A warranty deed shall include a blank space for the property appraiser's parcel identification number describing the property conveyed. If this number is available, it should be entered on the deed before it is recorded. This is not to be used as a legal description for the property.
* Deeds must be signed by the grantor and acknowledged. Two witnesses are needed.
A prospective purchaser of residential real property shall be presented with a disclosure summary at or before execution of the contract for sale. Details of the disclosure summary can be found in the Florida Revised Statutes in section 689.261.
The consideration amount must be disclosed in order for the Recording Department to calculate documentary stamp tax. A cover letter is recommended, but not required.