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The Chancery Clerk is responsible for recording and maintaining real property records in Oktibbeha County.
To record a deed, lease, or easement, the fee is $12 for the first 15 pages and $1 for each additional page.
A deed of trust is $17 for the first 15 pages and $1 for each additional page.
An oil and gas lease, cancellation, or assignment is $21 for the first 15 pages.
Each additional book and page marginal notation is $1. If more than one assignee is listed in the same assignment, add $18 for each assignee.
Mineral Stamps are priced as follows: 1-10 years are 3 cents an acre. 11-20 years are 6 cents an acre. 20+ years are 8 cents an acre.
Certified copies of filed documents are $1.
If a document pertains to more than one section or subdivision lot, add $1 for each section or subdivision lot.
Cash and checks made payable to the Oktibbeha County Chancery Clerk are acceptable forms of payment.
* A document shall consist of one or more individual pages with printing on one side only. Pages should not be permanently bound or in a continuous form; however, they may be stapled together for presentation for recording. Individual pages of the document should be at least 8.5 x 11 inches, but no larger than 8.5 x 14 inches. Numbered pages are not required, but they are helpful.
* No attachments are to be stapled or affixed to any page, except for a firmly attached label with a barcode or return address.
* The grantor must sign the document and must have his/her signature notarized. An improperly acknowledged instrument will not impart notice to third parties.
* Printing or typing in a document must be at least 8 point and of sufficient color and clarity to be reproduced. Black ink is suggested. Signatures should be in dark blue or black ink. Corresponding names should be printed, typed, or stamped beneath signatures.
* The first page should contain a blank 3-inch top margin, which is reserved for recording information. All other margins should be at least of an inch. Nonessential information may be placed in margins, except for in the top margin.
* The following information should be given below the 3-inch top margin: the name, address, and telephone number of the individual who prepared the document; name and address of the person to whom the document will be returned; the title of the document; all grantors' and grantees' names, addresses, and phone numbers; and a legal description of the real property, which should include indexing information.
* If there is insufficient space on the first page for the entire legal description or for the indexing instructions, immediately succeeding pages can be used. The legal description can also be attached to the document as an exhibit.
* Indexing instructions in a legal description should state the section, township, and range and one or more quarter sections or other applicable subdivisions of each section in which the land is located.
Documents should be accompanied by a self-addressed stamped envelope.