Register of Deeds

Sandy Hollandsworth

 

The office provides access to all real estate-related records. The duty of the Register is to record documents the law requires to be or allows to be recorded. The Register is given specific statutory directives on how to index, record, and maintain records. The fees vary according to the type of document. The Register keeps accurate records of fees, commissions and taxes collected by this office. Reports on fees and commissions must be made to the county and reports on the transfer and mortgage taxes collected must be made to the Tennessee Dept. of Revenue.

Basic Recording Fees:
Deed/Deed of Trust/Mortgage………$12.00 up to and including two pages
Amendment/Modification……………..$12.00 up to and including two pages
Assignment/Release…………………….$12.00 up to and including two pages

Additional Recording Fees:
Additional pages or attachments…….$ 5.00 per additional page
Additional notations for Assignments, Releases, Modifications, etc…….$ 5.00 per reference after first
Recording fee note 1: Limit blanket assignments and releases to 25 per instrument

Transfer/Financing Fees/Taxes:
Deed transfer tax: $0.37 per $100
Mortgage tax: $0.115 per $100
The first $2,000.00 of indebtedness is exempt from mortgage tax. Add $1.00 probate fee to total taxes paid.

Real Estate Certification:
Certification fee…………………………$ 1.00 per page

Document/Recording Notes/QuestionsDocument Referencing System: Book and Page (format ex.: T508 Pg 61/Bk 1411 Pg 32)
Trust deeds, mortgages, modification agreements and assignments must include the statement, “Maximum principal indebtedness for Tennessee recording tax purposes is $_____.”
Originals of real estate documents are always returned after recording. A self-addressed stamped return envelope is requested for return purposes.