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Macon County, Tennessee

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Macon County Register of Deeds

102 County Courthouse, Lafayette, Tennessee 37083

8:00 to 4:00 M-F

Phone: (615) 666-2353


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Tennessee - Macon County Recorder Information

Real property documents affecting the status of property ownership in the county are recorded with the Macon County register of deeds.

Recording Fees

The fee to record a deed in Macon County, Tennessee is $10 for a 1-2 page document. Each additional page will be $5. A computer fund fee of $2 will also apply to the recording, and all taxable documents will have a $1 register's fee.

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

* Documents can be on 8.5 x 11 inch white paper or 8.5 x 14 inch white paper. Submit originals or certified copies of originals.

* The first page needs to 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.

* Provide the name and address of the grantee on the deed.

* 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.

* An Oath of Consideration must also be filled out. This form needs to be signed. This form should be notarized and submitted with the deed as an attachment.