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Putnam County Register of Deeds
300 E Spring St, Rm 3 / PO Box 487, Cookeville, Tennessee 38503
8:00 to 4:00 M-F
Phone: (931) 526-7101
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Putnam County Tennessee Register of Deeds

Putnam County Recorder Information

Real estate deeds for the county are recorded with the Putnam County register of deeds.

Recording Fees

The fee to record a deed in Putnam County is $5 per page. There will be a minimum of $10 due on a 1-2 page deed. A computer fund fee of $2 will apply to the recording, as will a $1 register's fee for all taxable instruments.

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.
Document Formatting Requirements
• Documents can be submitted on 8.5x11 inch white paper or 8.5x14 inch white paper. Submit originals or certified copies of originals.

• The first page should 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 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.

• A notarized Oath of Consideration must also be filled out. This form needs to be signed and submitted with the deed as an attachment.
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Supplemental Documents

Affidavit of Value
Notary Certificates