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Orange County, Florida

Recorder Offices


Orange County Comptroller

109 E Church St, Suite 300 / PO Box 38, Orlando, Florida 32801

7:30am to 4:30pm Monday - Friday

Phone: (407) 836-5115


Register of Deeds

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Florida - Orange County Recorder Information

The County Comptroller's Official Records Department records, creates an index, and archives all of the documents that constitute the Official Records of Orange County.

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

1. Grantors' (Party Giving Title) names legibly printed in the body of the Deed

2. Grantors' mailing address

3. Grantees' (Party Receiving Title) names legibly printed in the body of the Deed

4. Grantees' mailing address

5. Signatures of Grantors

6. Names printed under Grantors' signatures

7. Complete Notary acknowledgment
a. Names being acknowledged
b. Date acknowledgment taken
c. Signature of Notary
d. Name printed under signature
e. Commission expiration date
f. Seal

8. "Prepared by" statement (name and address of the "natural" person preparing the Deed)

9. The Florida Department of Revenue form DR-219, previously required as a condition of recording for any document transferring an interest in real property, no longer exists. It should be noted, however, that Florida law still has the same requirements that a transfer tax of $0.70 per $100 of actual value or consideration be paid at the time of recording. Penalties and interest will be incurred if the correct documentary stamp taxes are not paid at the time of recording.

10. Three-inch square white space on the top right-hand corner of the first page of each document and a one-inch by three-inch square white space on the top right-hand corner of each subsequent page of the document. This space is necessary for us to apply computerized recording information. Your documents will be returned to you, unrecorded, if they do not have sufficient white space.

11. A deed or other conveyance document recorded in the Orange County Official Records with fewer than two subscribing witnesses may not be recognized by the Orange County Property Appraiser's Office as sufficient for tracking ownership changes in the tax roll records (see F.S. 689.01). Therefore, if a deed or other conveyance document is presented to us for recording that does not meet the two-witness requirement, we will first notify the customer of the problem. Nonetheless, if a customer insists on recording a document that does not meet this criteria, we will record the document [statutory authority provided in F.S. 695.03 and F.S. 695.26(1)(c)]. Be aware that we will not refund money to customers for recording a document without two witnesses, and we will not record for free a document, which was modified after being recorded the first time.

12.The names of witnesses printed under witnesses' signatures

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