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Sevier County, Tennessee

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Sevier County Register of Deeds

125 Court Ave, Suite 209 West, Sevierville, Tennessee 37862

8:00 to 4:30 M-Th; 8:00 to 5:00 Fri

Phone: (865) 453-2758


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Register of Deeds

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Tennessee - Sevier County Recorder Information

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

Recording Fees

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

Additional notations for assignments, releases, or modifications are $5 per reference after the first.

The real estate certification fee is $1 per page.

A self-addressed stamped envelope is necessary for the return of original documents after they have been recorded.

Checks should be made payable to Sevier 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 documents on 8.5 x 11 inch white paper.

* The first page should have a 3 inch top and bottom margin. These are to be left blank for the Register of Deeds. Other margins on the first page and on subsequent pages should be a minimum of 1 inch.

* Black ink, with a minimum font size of 10 point should be used for the text of the instrument.

* Names should be written beneath all signatures.

DOCUMENT STANDARDS

* Instruments shall contain recitals, 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 instrument recorded in the Register of Deeds office, a will, or court decree of record, the type of instrument, office, book, and page shall be cited on the instrument. If no preceding instrument has been recorded, this should be cited on the current document being offered.

* The deed should include the name and address of the property owner and 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 language: "This instrument was prepared by NAME and ADDRESS."

* Legal descriptions are required on deeds and mortgages, as are parcel identification numbers. The parcel identification number should be given in the following order: map, group, and parcel.

* 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.

* To reference a previously recorded document, provide the book and page. For example: T508 pg. 61/Bk 1411 pg. 44.

* Warranty 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 statement: "Maximum principal indebtedness for Tennessee recording tax purposes is $_________."