Recording Information and Fees

Before Recording Instruments

  • Please be certain your document (s) is prepared according to applicable law.
  • No Personal Out-of-State Checks are accepted (Money orders or cashier’s check, US funds)
  • Make all remittances payable to: Clerk of Courts, Flagler County
  • All Grantor, Grantee, Witness & Notary Signatures – their names MUST be legibly printed, typewritten, or stamped beneath the signatures. F.S.695.26(1)(a,c,d)
  • A 3-inch by 3-inch space at the top right-hand corner on the first page and a 1-inch by 3-inch space at the top right-hand corner on each subsequent page are reserved for use by the Clerk of Court. F.S. 695.26(1)(e)

Documents

Recording, Indexing and filing any instrument not more than 14 inches by 8 1/2 inches, including notice to property appraisor where applicable:
1. First page or fraction thereof F.S. 28.24 (12)(a)(b)(d)(e) 10.00
2. Each additional page or fraction thereof…F.S. 28.24 (12)(a)(b)(d)(e) 8.50
3. First page or fraction thereof – Judgments & Lis Pendens only F.S. 28.24 (12)(d)(e) 5.00
4. Each additional page or fraction thereof – Judgments & Lis Pendens only F.S. 28.24 (12)(d)(e) 4.00
5. For indexing instruments recorded in the official records which contain more than 4 names, per additional name…(fka, aka, nka, trustee, trust, indiv, aif, etc) F.S. 28.24 (12)(c) 1.00
For making copies by photographic process of any instrument recorded in the public records:
1. Pages of not more than 14 inches by 8 1/2 inches, per page. F.S. 28.24(5)(a) 1.00
2. For Certifying copies of any instrument in the public records. F.S. 28.24(3) 2.00
3. Pages more than 14 inches by 8 1/2 inches, per page. F.S. 28.24(5)(b) 5.00
For making Microfilm copies of any public records:
1. 16 mm 100′ microfilm roll or less, per roll. F.S. 28.24(6)(a) 42.00
2. 35 mm 100′ microfilm roll or less, per roll. F.S. 28.24(6)(b) 60.00
Please Call for additional information on purchasing Microfilm.
For examining, certifying, & recording plats larger than 14 inches by 8 1/2 inches:
1. First page. F.S. 28.24(11)(a) 30.00
2. Each additional page. F.S. 28.24 (11)(b) 15.00
Please Call for additional information on purchasing Microfilm.
Other
Notary Public Fee. F.S. 117.05(2)(a) – The Recording department only notarizes Notices of Commencement. 10.00
For writing any paper other than herein specifically mentioned, same as for copying, including signing & sealing. F.S. 28.24 (8) 7.00
Oath, administering, attesting, & sealing, not otherwise provided herein. F.S.28.24(13) 3.50
Searching of records, for each year’s search, per name. F.S. 28.24(20) 2.00
Postal charges incurred by the clerk of court in any mailing by certified or registered mail shall be paid by the party at whose instance the mailing is made. F.S. 28.24(27) Actual
Postage
Subscription Services:
1. Official Record Images
    Set-up Fee (per user) 125.00
    Monthly Access (per user) 25.00
2. Plat Maps on CD: (Plat Map Subscription Service Agreement Form)
    Annual Subscription with Quarterly Updates (per set) 350.00
    Annual Renewal (per set) 200.00
Marriage License:
1. Issue a Marriage License WITHOUT Pre-Marital Course F.S. 741.01 & 741.02 93.50
2. Issue a Marriage License WITH Pre-Marital Course Certificate F.S. 741.01 & 741.02 61.00
3. For Solemnizing Matrimony F.S. 28.24(24) 30.00
4. Issue Amended Marriage License (Includes Affidavit of Request). F.S. 28.24(23) 40.00

 

 

Real Estate Conveyances

Deed Documentary Stamps:
The rate of .70 cents per $100 of consideration or fraction thereof on deed or other instruments conveying an interest in Real Estate Documentary Stamps are computed on the total selling price, rounded up to the next even $100.00. A minimum of 70 cents Documentary Stamps must be affixed to deeds which have a consideration of $100 or less.

Example: $4,550 rounds up to $4,600 x .007 = $32.20 for Deed Doc Stamps

“Consideration” is defined in 201.02(1), F.S., as “includes, but is not limited to, the money paid or agreed to be paid; the discharge of an obligation; and the amount of any mortgage, purchase money mortgage lien or other encumbrance, whether or not the underlying indebtedness is assumed. If the consideration paid or given in exchange for real property or any interest therein includes property other than money, it is presumed that the consideration is equal to the fair market value of the real property or interest therein.”

Failure to pay the full amount of documentary stamps due will result in a penalty under 201.17(2)(b), F.S. The penalty is equal to 10 percent of any unpaid tax and may escalate to 50 percent of the unpaid tax, depending on the amount of the time the tax is unpaid. Interest of one percent per month is charged based upon the amount of tax due from the date of recordation until the tax is paid.

Mortgage Documentary Stamps:
Rate .35 cents per $100 of consideration or fraction thereof on promise to pay.

When a deed contains an assumption clause for a mortgage, documentary stamps are due at the rate of $0.35 per $100.00 or fraction thereof. The clause must contain the language “assumes and/or agrees to pay”. “Subject to” is not an assumption clause. If there is a separate assumption agreement being recorded with the deed, the Documentary Stamps are to be placed on the Assumption. This is in addition to the $0.70 per $100 as described above.

Example: Amount of note $30,050 must be rounded up to $30,100. This amount multiplied by .0035 equals $105.35 for the payment of Documentary Stamps.

Intangible Tax:
A nonrecurring tax of 2 mills (2%) on the dollar of the just valuation of all notes, bonds, and other obligations for payment of money, which are secured by mortgage, deed of trust, or other lien upon Real Property situated in the State of Florida.

Mortgages or other instruments of indebtedness, secured by real estate, require the payment of “Class C” intangible tax. The nonrecurring tax is charged at the rate of 2 mills. It is imposed in each dollar of obligation. An easy rule to remember is intangible tax is $2 per $1,000.

Example: Amount of note $30,050 x .002 = $60.10 (It is not necessary to round up to the nearest $100 for Intangible Tax.)

For Further Assistance
You may contact the Florida Dept of Revenue at (850) 922-4826. For on-line assistance, their Website address is: http://dor.myflorida.com/

 

 

Specialized

 

Foreign Judgment
Recording Fee = Foreign Judgment & Affidavit 10.00 1st Page
8.50 each additional page
Clerk Fee 42.00
Postage – Registered Call for fee
Copies 1.00 per page
Certification 2.00 per document
Notice of Contest of Lien
Recording Fee 10.00 1st Page
8.50 each additional page
Clerk Fee 20.00
Postage – Registered Call for fee
Copies 1.00 per page
Certification 2.00 per document
Notice of Bond
Recording Fee 10.00 1st Page
8.50 each additional page
Clerk Fee 20.00
Postage – Registered Call for fee
Copies 1.00 per page
Certification 2.00 per document
Notice of Homestead
Recording Fee 10.00 1st Page
8.50 each additional page
Clerk Fee 20.00
Postage – Registered Call for fee
Copies 1.00 per page
Certification 2.00 per document

 

 

Transfer of Lien to Security Cash

2 separate checks Required

Completed Requestor Form Required: click here for form

Click here for Transfer Lien to Security Calculator Excel Worksheet

Recording of Certificate of Transfer
Recording Fee 10.00 1st Page
8.50 each additional page
Clerk Fee 20.00 1st Lien
Additional Clerk Fee 10.00 each additional Lien on ONE Transaction
Postage – Registered Call for fee
Copies 1.00 per page
Certification 2.00 per document
Court Registry Fees
based on amount of money being deposited into the court registry 3% on first $500.00
1.5% on remaining balance

Example:

Monies required to Transfer to Lien (must be cash, cashier’s check or certified bank check) NO PERSONAL CHECKS ACCEPTED
Amount demanded in such claim of lien $1500.00
plus interest thereon at the legal rate for 3 years 18%
(Interest rate 6% x 3 years) $270.00 Interest Due
Interest rate is 6% as of 1-1-2010 — This rate changes in January of each year
Plus $1000 or 25% of the amount demanded in the claim of lien, whichever is greater, to apply on any attorney’s fees and court costs that may be taxed in any proceeding to enforce said lien. $1000.00 If the document is a Judgement rather than a lien, the fee is $500.00 not $1,000.
GRAND TOTAL DUE TO TRANSFER LIEN $2770.00 in addition to recording fees below
Amount of Registry Fees Due
based on amount given ($2860.00) in the example above $49.05 (3% = $15.00)
1.5% = $34.05)

 

Transfer of Lien to Security Bond

Paper Bond must be issued from a Surety Company registered in the State of Florida.

Completed Requestor Form Required: click here for form

Click here for Transfer Lien to Security Calculator Excel Worksheet

Recording of Certificate of Transfer
Recording Fee 10.00 1st Page
8.50 each additional page
Bond Approval 8.50 each bond
Clerk Fee 20.00 1st Lien
Additional Clerk Fee 10.00 each additional Lien on ONE Transaction
Postage – Registered Call for fee
Copies 1.00 per page
Certification 2.00 per document

Example:

Monies Required to transfer the lien: paper Bond must be issued from a Surety Company registered to do business in the State of Florida
Amount demanded in such claim of lien $1500.00
plus interest thereon at the legal rate for 3 years 18%
(Interest rate 6% x 3 years) $270.00 Interest Due
Interest rate is 6% as of 1-1-2010 — This rate changes in January of each year
Plus $1000 or 25% of the amount demanded in the claim of lien, whichever is greater, to apply on any attorney’s fees and court costs that may be taxed in any proceeding to enforce said lien. $1000.00 If the document is a Judgement rather than a lien, the fee is $500.00 not $1,000.
GRAND TOTAL DUE TO TRANSFER LIEN $2770.00 in addition to recording fees below

 

Statutory Interest Rates
Prior to and including 12/31/1994 12%
01/01/1995 through 12/31/1995 8%
01/01/1996 through 12/31/2000 10%
01/01/2001 through 12/31/2001 11%
01/01/2002 through 12/31/2002 9%
01/01/2003 through 12/31/2003 6%
01/01/2004 through 12/31/2004 7%
01/01/2005 through 12/31/2005 7%
01/01/2006 through 12/31/2006 9%
01/01/2007 through 12/31/2007 11%
01/01/2008 through 12/31/2008 11%
01/01/2009 through 12/31/2009 8%
01/01/2010 through 12/31/2010 6%
01/01/2011 through 09/30/2011 6%
01/01/2011 through 12/31/2011 4.75%
01/01/2012 through 12/31/2012 4.75%
01/01/2013 through 12/31/2013 4.75%
01/01/2014 through 12/31/2014 4.75%
01/01/2015 through Current 4.75%