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Overton County, Tennessee

Recorder Offices


Overton County Register of Deeds

317 East University Ave, Livingston, Tennessee 38570

8:00am to 4:30pm M-F

Phone: (931) 823-4011


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Register of Deeds

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Tennessee - Overton County Recorder Information

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

Recording Fees

The fee to record a deed, deed of trust, or mortgage is $12 for two pages. Each additional page is $5.

Multiple assignments or releases are $5 per reference after the first.

A self-addressed stamped envelope is requested for return purposes. Checks should be made payable to "Overton County Register of Deeds."

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

* Submit a deed or other real property document on 8.5 x 11 inch white paper or 8.5 x 14 inch white paper.

* The first page should have a 3-inch top and bottom margin. Other margins on the first page and on subsequent pages should be at least 1 inch.

* Black ink in a font size of at least 10 point should be used to ensure legibility.

* Printed or typed names should be beneath all signatures in the document.

* Deeds should include the name and address of the property owner in addition to the name and address of the person responsible for the payment of real property taxes.

* The name and address of the preparer of the instrument should be given on the first page in the following format: "This instrument was prepared by NAME and ADDRESS."

* A legal description of the real property is required for deeds and mortgages. If the property has been improved, there should be a notation at the end of the legal description, followed by the street number and post office address.

* At the end of the legal description, provide the name, license number, and address of the surveyor who prepared the boundary survey from which the description was prepared.

* A parcel identification number is required on all documents. The format of this number is MAP, GROUP, and PARCEL.

* Instruments should contain recitals designating the deed, will, court decree, or other source from which the grantor received equitable interest. If the source of equitable interest is a deed or other instrument recorded in the Register of Deeds office, the type of instrument, office, book, and page should be cited on the document being presented for recordation. If no preceding instrument has been recorded, this should be cited on the current instrument.

* The document referencing system is a book and page format.

Deeds must include the following statement: "I/we hereby swear or affirm that the actual consideration for this transfer, or value of the property in interest in property transferred, whichever is greater is _____________, which amount is equal to or greater than the amount which the property or interest in property transferred would command at a fair and voluntary sale." This statement is to be signed and notarized.

Trust deeds, mortgages, modification agreements and assignments must include the following statement: "Maximum principal indebtedness for Tennessee recording tax purposes is $_____."