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Appling County, Georgia

Recorder Offices


Appling County Clerk of Court

69 Tippins St, Suite 103, Baxley, Georgia 31513

8:00am to 5:00pm Monday - Friday

Phone: (912) 367-8126


Supplemental Documents

Register of Deeds

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Georgia - Appling County Recorder Information

The Clerk of Court is responsible for recording property documents for real estate located in Appling County.

Recording Fees

House Bill 288
Effective January 1, 2020

DEEDS AND FINANCING STATEMENTS
Deeds $25.00
Cancellation of Security Deed $25.00
Assignment Deed $25.00
Other Recording on Deed $25.00
Cross Reference-NO FEE

GENERAL EXECUTION AND LIEN DOCKET
General Execution or Lien Recording $25.00
Cancellation or Release $25.00
Lis Pendens/Cancellation/Release $25.00
Hospital Lien/Cancellation/Release $25.00
Federal Tax Lien/Cancellation/Release $25.00
Cross-indexing to previous isntrument-NO FEE
State/Local Government Tax Lien $5.00
State/Local Government Lien $2.00
State/Local Government Cross Reference $2.00
State/Local Cancellation $7.00

Uniform Commercial Code (UCC's)
Financing Statement UCC-1 $25.00
Financing Statement with Assignment $50.00
Amendment or Assignment UCC-3 $25.00
Continuation UCC-3 $25.00
Termination/Release UCC3 $25.00
UCC Statements (UCC-1 or UCC-3) on Real Estate Records $25.00

PLATS
Plats, Maps, Condominium Floor Plans $10.00

PARTNERSHIPS
General, Limited, and Amendments(each) $214.00

TRADE NAME REGISTRATION
Registration $171.00

OTHER RECORDINGS
Veteran Discharge (DD214)-NO FEE

MISCELLANEOUS FEES
Uncertified Copies (No Assistance)$0.50
Uncertified Copies (With Assistance)$1.00
Clerk's Certificate or Seal $1.00

The transfer tax form must be prepared and filed with all deeds that transfer property. The correct map and parcel number must be provided on the PT-61 form. To prepare a PT-61 form, visit the Georgia Superior Court Clerks' Cooperative Authority website (www.gsccca.org/file).

Transfer tax is determined on the basis of the basis of the written disclosure of the consideration or value of the interest in property granted.

The Clerk of Superior Court shall not be required to refund excess sums tendered to the clerk as payment of costs or fees enumerated in this Code section (15-6-77) when such payment exceeds the amount required by this Code section by less than $15.00.

Document Formatting Requirements

Instruments should be originals, signed by the grantors, and attested by at least two witnesses, one of whom must be a notary. It shall be delivered to the purchaser and be made on a good or valuable consideration. The consideration of a deed may always be inquired into when the principles of justice require it.

Submit instruments to be recorded on white 8.5 x 11 inch paper or 8.5 x 14 inch paper. The recording clerk will make a notation of the date and time on an instrument when it is received for recording. Provide a blank 3- inch top margin on the first page for this purpose.

If there are differences in a name as it is signed and as it is given in the document, it will be entered in the index separately.

No instrument or affidavit by which the title to real property or an interest therein is created, assigned, encumbered, disposed of, or otherwise affected will be recorded unless the name and mailing address of the person to whom the instrument is to be returned is legibly printed, typewritten, or stamped at the top of the first page after the 3-inch margin.

Before recording a deed which transfers title, the clerk of the superior court shall obtain the name and address of the grantor(s) and the grantee(s) either in the deed or in the real estate transfer declaration form.

No prescribed form is essential to the validity of a deed to lands in Georgia. If the deed is sufficient in itself to make known the transaction between the parties, no want of form will invalidate it.

If two clauses in a deed are utterly inconsistent, the former shall prevail; but the intention of the parties should be gathered from the whole instrument and carried into effect.

Prior to the purchase, lease, or other acquisition of real property or interest in real property located within any county which has land zoned for agricultural or silvicultural use, it is the buyer's responsibility to determine whether the subject property is within, partially within, or adjacent to any property zoned as agricultural or silvicutural use. If the grantor knows that the property falls into either of these categories, he or she should deliver a notice to the buyer. This notice is contained in the Georgia Revised Statutes 44-1-17.

TRANSFER TAX FORM

A PT-61 should be completed and given to the recording clerk whenever a deed is presented for recording. This form must be completed online via the Georgia Superior Clerk of Courts Cooperative website. If property crosses county lines, a PT-61 form must be filed for each county.