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The Register of Deeds is responsible for recording and maintaining records for real property located in Houston County.
To record a deed in Houston County, Tennessee, the fee is $5 per page. A $2 computer fund fee is applied to each document. A $1 register's fee applies to all taxable documents. The minimum amount due on a deed is $10.
Transfer taxes are due upon recording. Conveyances must state total value or consideration (whichever is greater). The state conveyance tax is $3.70 per $1,000.
Contact the county's Register of Deeds office directly for more information on recording fees and payment methods.
* Submit originals or certified copies of originals 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.
* 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.
* 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 grantee's name and address also needs to be provided.
* 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 on any document of conveyance.
* A notarized Oath of Consideration must also be filled out. This form needs to be signed. This is to be submitted with the deed as an attachment.