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The recorder in Franklin County is responsible for recording and maintaining records related to real property situated in the County.
To record a deed, deed of trust, lien, judgment, or other document dealing with property in Franklin County, the fee is $5 per page. A minimum of $10 will be due.
A computer fund charge of $2 may also be applied to the recording fees.
Realty transfer tax rate: $3.70 per $1000 of value or consideration. This is collected on all conveyance documents, unless an exemption is claimed.
A fee calculator is available on the Franklin County register of deeds website for more precise calculations.
* Documents can be submitted on 8.5 x 11 inch white paper or 8.5 x 14 inch white paper.
* The instrument must be dated correctly and should be signed and notarized by the grantor. The notary acknowledgment must have the names of the parties who have signed the document, the signature of the notary, a notary seal, a corporate or individual acknowledgment, the date of acknowledgment, and the notary expiration date.
* 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.
* The name and address of the preparer of the instrument should be listed on the first page. The return to address must be on the document and should match any enclosed self-addressed stamped envelopes.
* 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.
* Include the tax assessor's parcel number of the property on any document of conveyance.
* An Oath of Consideration must also be filled out. This form needs to be signed.