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Oktibbeha County, Mississippi

Recorder Offices


Oktibbeha County Chancery Clerk

Courthouse - 101 East Main St, Starkville, Mississippi 39759

8:00 to 5:00 M-F CST

Phone: (662) 323-5834


Register of Deeds

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Mississippi - Oktibbeha County Recorder Information

The Chancery Clerk is responsible for recording and maintaining real property records in Oktibbeha County.

Recording Fees

As required in Mississippi code ANN. 25-7-9
Effective January 1, 2020

DEEDS: Warranty, Timber, Quitclaim, Trustee's Deeds, Deeds of Trust,
Leases, Plats, Covenants, Construction Liens, Lis Pendens, Townhouse
and Condominium Liens, Powers of Attorney, UCC filings in land records,
Miscellaneous documents, Mobile Home Certificates, etc.
$26.00 Includes indexing for the first 5 pages
$1.00 EACH additional page more than 5

EACH: Assignment, Partial Release, Release, Amendment, Cancellation, Authority to Cancel, Amendment of Supplement to Covenants, Subordination, Modification, Substitution of Trustee Etc.
$27.00 Includes indexing for the first five (5) pages and marginal notation.
$26.00 EACH additional assignment, release, etc.
$1.00 EACH additional page more than five (5)

Oil & Gas Leases, Mineral Deeds, Royalty Deeds, Etc.
$26.00 Includes indexing for the first five (5) pages.
$1.00 EACH additional section or subdivision lot
$1.00 EACH additional page more than five (5)

EACH: Oil & Gas Release / Cancellation / Assignment.
$26.00 Includes the first five (5) pages
$4.00 EACH section or subdivision lot
$1.00 EACH additional page more than five (5)
$1.00 EACH additional page more than five (5)
$1.00 EACH additional book and page marginal notation when applicable.
$18.00 For assignment: Each additional assignee

Mineral Stamp Fees: (MISS CODE ANN. 273179)
1-10 years: $0.03 per mineral acre
11-20 years: $0.06 per mineral acre
20+ years: $0.08 per mineral acre
Furnishing Minerals on deeds are $.08 per mineral acre
NOTE: Mineral Stamps if applicable are $1.00 minimum

A document that does not meet formatting requirements will be recorded for an additional fee of $10.00

Furnishing Copies:
Performed by clerk or employee $0.50 per page
If performed by any other person $0.25 per page
Certified Copies $1.00 per each complete document.

All fees are due and payable in advance.

For the most current fees and further information, make sure to contact the local probate office directly. County recording fees are subject to change without notice.

Document Formatting Requirements

* 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.