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Grainger County, Tennessee

Recorder Offices


Grainger County Register of Deeds

8095 Rutledge Pike, Suite 101 / PO Box 174, Rutledge Pike, Tennessee 37861

8:30 to 4:30 M-F

Phone: (865) 828-3523


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Register of Deeds

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Tennessee - Grainger County Recorder Information

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

Recording Fees

The fee to record a deed is $5 for each page. A $2 computer fund charge may apply to the recording. The minimum amount charged for a document is $10.

Realty transfer tax rate: $3.70 per $1000 of value or consideration. This is collected on all conveyance documents, unless an exemption is claimed.

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 directly for more information on recording fees and payment methods.

Document Formatting Requirements

* All proper parties must sign the document and have their signatures notarized. 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.

* Documents can be submitted 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.

* The name and address of the preparer of the instrument should be on the first page.

* 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.

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

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