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Shelby County, Tennessee

Recorder Offices


Shelby County Register of Deeds

1075 Mullins Station, Suite 165, Memphis, Tennessee 38134

8:00 to 4:30 M-F

Phone: (901) 222-8100


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Register of Deeds

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Tennessee - Shelby County Recorder Information

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

Recording Fees

There is a $10 fee for the first two pages of a document, and $5 for each additional page. There is a Register fee of $2, but is only applied when state tax is collected. There is a D.P. fee of $2 applied to all deed recording transactions.

The Register of Deeds accepts cash, cashier's check, money order, or business check.

The state transfer tax is $3.70 per $1,000 of consideration. This is due upon recording.

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


Document Formatting Requirements

CONTACT INFORMATION / LOCATION
To present a deed to be recorded in Shelby County, go to the Register of Deeds, located at 1075 Mullins Station Rd., Suite 165, Memphis, TN 38134. For general information, call 901.379.7500. They are open M-F from 8am-4:30pm.

RECORDING REQUIREMENTS
To present a title transfer document (documents such as general warranty deed, quit claim deed, real estate deed, etc.) for real property located in Shelby County, all documents need to have a grantor and grantee clearly identified. Documents must contain the name and address of the preparer. All documents must have the proper notifications and acknowledgements.

The following recording requirements apply to clerk and masters deeds, quit claim deeds, real estate deeds, substitute trustees deeds, warranty deeds, and a warranty deed combination:

The grantor and grantee must be named in the deed. If the real property is taxable, an affidavit of value must be provided. A derivation clause is required in the deed. Unless the property is vacant, the property address is needed. The name and address of the property owner is required. The name and address of the person or entity responsible for real property taxes is to be included in the deed. The ward, block, and parcel number should also be provided, along with a legal description of the property.

For an easement deed, the following information is required: The grantor(s) and grantee(s) must be provided, along with the name and address of the person who prepared the document. The document must include proper notifications and acknowledgements. If the real property is taxable, an affidavit of value must be provided. A legal description of the property must be provided.