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Echols County, Georgia

Recorder Offices


Clerk of Superior Court

110 Hwy 94 East / PO Box 213, Statenville, Georgia 31648

Monday – Friday, 8:00 – 12:00 and 1:00 – 5:00 (closed for lunch 12 – 1)

Phone: (912) 559-5642


Georgia - Echols County Recorder Information

The Clerk of Superior Court is responsible for recording and maintaining real property records in Echols County.

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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

A deed may be recorded at any time; but a prior unrecorded deed loses its priority over a subsequent recorded deed from the same vendor when the purchaser takes such deed without notice of the existence of the prior deed.

* Deeds must be signed by the grantor in front of a notary and one witness.

* Submit documents on white 8.5 x 11 inch paper. Black or blue ink in a font size of at least 10 point will help to ensure legibility. A document must be legible in order to be recorded.

* The top margin on the first page should be at least 3 inches. All other margins on the first page and on subsequent pages can be at least 1 inch.

* At the top of the first page, provide the name and address of the person to whom the document is going to be returned to after recording.

* Include the name and address of the grantee. This can be on the first page.

* Corresponding names must be typed, printed, or stamped underneath signatures.

* Provide a legal description of the real property being conveyed. The legal description should show the lot, block, and subdivision name.

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