You are NOT on the Giles County official website, you are on Deeds.com, a private website that is not affiliated with any government agency.
The Register of Deeds is responsible for recording and maintaining records for real property located in Giles County.
To record the first two pages of a deed, deed of trust, or mortgage, the fee is $12. Each additional page is $5.
Realty transfer tax rate: $3.70 per $1000 of value or consideration. This is collected on all conveyance documents, unless an exemption is claimed.
Contact the county's Register of Deeds directly for more information on recording fees and payment methods.
If a document is to be mailed back, a self-addressed stamped return envelope should be provided.
* Original copies or certified copies can be submitted for recording. A certified copy must have the clerk's signature and seal from the certifying office. Originals are returned shortly after they have been submitted for recording.
* White paper measuring 8.5 x 11 inches or 8.5 x 14 inches is accepted. Paper should be at least 20# weight.
* If the first page does not provide sufficient space for recording information, an additional page will be added, which will result in extra fees. To accommodate this requirement, the first page should have a top and bottom margin of at least 3 inches. Side margins should be at least 1 inch. All margins on subsequent pages should be at least 1 inch.
* Black ink with a minimum font size of 10 point is required.
* A deed will not be recorded unless it contains 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.
* Provide the name and address of the person who prepared the deed. This should be on the face of the instrument. This information can be given in the following form: "This instrument was prepared by (name and address)."
* If an instrument is to be returned by mail, write "mail to" on the first page and provide the name and address. This should match the self-addressed stamped envelope submitted with the recording.
* Documents must be signed and notarized with a complete notary acknowledgment. This should include the date it was notarized and the date the notary commission expires. Corresponding names should be typed or printed beneath signatures.
* An instrument must contain recitals 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 instrument of record, the type of instrument, office, book, and page number shall be cited on the instrument presented for recording. If inheritance is the source of equitable interest, then it shall be recited on the deed that the grantor took title by inheritance and the last recorded instrument conveying the equitable interest shall be referenced on the deed. If no such preceding instrument has been recorded, then the instrument shall state this. If the source of equitable interest is received by the recorder simultaneously with the instrument upon which the recital is required, then the preparer shall leave blanks in the recital section for the book and page number or other appropriate reference and the register of deeds will enter in the reference after recording has taken place.
* Every deed offered for recording shall show the property number or other identifying symbol of the parcel or parcels being transferred or conveyed. This is to be on the face of the instrument. If the property is improved, a notation at the end of the legal description should indicate this, followed by the house and/or street number and post office address.
* A Parcel Identification Number is required on all documents. The format of the number is MAP, GROUP, and PARCEL. If the parcel identification number is not given on the deed, then a sworn affidavit, stating that such information was requested from the assessor but was not furnished promptly, shall accompany the document.
* At the end of the legal description of the real property, include the name, license number, and address of the surveyor who prepared the boundary survey from which the description was prepared. If a boundary survey was not made at the time of conveyance and the legal description is different from the previous deed of record, the source of the new description shall be indicated. If the legal description is the same as the previous deed of record, this shall be stated on the deed. A deed of trust or a mortgage does not have to meet this requirement, though it still needs a legal description.
* Trust deeds, mortgages, modification agreements, and assignments must include the statement "Maximum principal indebtedness for Tennessee recording tax purposes is $____." This statement is required on all documents securing a debt.
* The document referencing system is a book and page format (For example: T508 pg. 61/Book 1411 pg. 30).
An oath of consideration is required for deeds, mortgages, easements, and other documents transferring real estate. A quit claim deed may have $0 or actual consideration named in the oath. An oath of consideration must also be separately signed and notarized.