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Fayette County, Tennessee

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Fayette County Register of Deeds

Courthouse - 16755 US 64, Rm 108 / PO Box 99, Somerville, Tennessee 38068

9:00 to 5:00 M-F

Phone: (901) 465-5251


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Register of Deeds

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Tennessee - Fayette County Recorder Information

The Register of Deeds is responsible for recording and maintaining records for real property located in Fayette County.

Recording Fees

The fee to record a deed or mortgage is $5 per page. The minimum due is $10.

A $2 computer fund charge may apply to the recording.

Examples:
DEEDS
$5.00 per page ($10.00 minimum)
$3.70 per thousand
$1.00 cerk fee - if tax paid
$2.00 data processing fee

TRUST DEEDS
$5.00 per page ($10.00 minimum)
$1.15 per thousand (first $2,000 exempt)
$1.00 clerk fee - if tax paid

RELEASE DEEDS
$5.00 per page ($10.00 minimum)
$2.00 data processing fee
$5.00 per additional references

ASSIGNMENTS
$5.00 per page ($10.00 minimum)
$1.15 per thousand (if new money)
$2.00 data processing fee
$1.00 clerk fee - if tax paid
$5.00 per additional references

Contact the county's Register of Deeds office directly for more information on recording fees and payment methods.

Document Formatting Requirements

* Documents can be on 8.5 x 11 inch white paper or 8.5 x 14 inch white paper.

* The first page of the document shall have a top margin of 3 inches, a bottom margin of 3 inches, and 1 inch side margins. All other margins can be 1 inch.

* Deeds must contain a recital designating the deed, will, court decree, or other source from which the grantor received the equitable interest. If the source of equitable interest is a deed or other previously recorded instrument, the new document shall give the type of instrument, office, book, and page number. If no
such instrument has been recorded, this shall be stated on the deed.

* Include the name and address of the property owner, as well as the name and address of the person or entity responsible for the payment of real property taxes.

* Include the grantee's name and address in a document of conveyance.

* The name and address of the preparer of the instrument should be on the first page. The return to address must be on the document and should match any enclosed self-addressed stamped envelope submitted with the recording.

* At the end of the legal description of the property, include the name, license number, and address of the surveyor who prepared the boundary survey from which the description was prepared.

* On any document of conveyance, include the tax assessor's parcel number of the property.

* An Oath of Consideration must also be filled out. This form needs to be signed.

Transfer taxes are due upon recording. Conveyances must state total value or consideration (whichever is greater).