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Williamson County, Tennessee

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Williamson County Register of Deeds

1320 West Main St, Suite 201, Franklin, Tennessee 37064

Monday - Friday 8:00 am - 4:30 pm

Phone: (615) 790-5706


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Register of Deeds

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Tennessee - Williamson County Recorder Information

The Register of Deeds is responsible for recording and maintaining records for real property located in Williamson County.
Real property includes:
Assignments
Court decrees
Deeds
Financing statements (fixture filings under the Uniform Commercial Code)
Leases
Liens
Mortgages (deeds of trust)
Plats

Recording Fees

To record a deed, the fee is $5 per page, with a minimum charge of $10 for a document. A $2 computerization fee, plus a $1 fee for all taxable documents will apply.

Realty transfer tax rate: $3.70 per $1000 of value or consideration. This is collected on all conveyance documents, unless an exemption is claimed. To compute multiply consideration amount by .0037

Contact the county's Register of Deeds directly for more information on recording fees and payment methods.


Document Formatting Requirements

* Documents must have notary signature and seal in order to be recorded.

* Page size should not exceed 8.5 x 14 inches. 8.5 x 11 inch paper is also accepted.

* The first page should have a top and bottom margin of 3 inches. All other margins on this page and on subsequent pages should be at least 1 inch.

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

* Corresponding names should be written, typed, or stamped underneath
signatures in the document.

* All documents must contain prepared by information. This can be given in the following format: "This instrument was prepared by NAME and ADDRESS." The name should be typed, printed, or stamped in a legible manner.

* A legal description of the property should be provided on the deed. At the end of the legal description, include the name, license number, and address of the surveyor who prepared the boundary survey from which the description was prepared. However, if no boundary survey was made at the time of conveyance and the legal description is different from the previous deed of record, the source of the new description should be indicated. If the property is improved, submitters should include a notation stating this at the end of the legal description, followed by the street address.

* A deed will not be recorded if it does not have the name and address of the property owner and the name and address of the person or entity responsible for the payment of the real property taxes.

* A parcel identification number assigned by the county assessor to the property is also required. A sworn affidavit stating that such information was requested from the assessor and not furnished properly can also be submitted with the document. This number is not to be considered an adequate legal description of the property.

* Instruments should contain a recital designating the deed, court decree, will, or other source from which the grantor received the equitable interest. If the source of interest is a deed or other item of record, the type of instrument, office, book, and page number should be cited on the deed presented for recording. If the source of equitable title is inheritance under the laws of intestate succession, then it should be cited on the deed that the grantor took the title by inheritance and the last recorded instrument conveying the equitable interest shall be referenced.