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The mailing address for the Recording Office is:Clerk of the Circuit Court and ComptrollerP.O. Box 9016Attn: RecordingStuart, FL 34995
The recording fee for any document up to 8 1/2 by 14 inches in size is $10 for the first page and $8.50 for each additional page of the same document (excluding Lis Pendens, for which the recording fees are $5 for the first page and $4 for each subsequent page of the same document). If there are more than four names on the document, each additional name costs $1. The name count for indexing fees includes names or entities that are an aka, fka, dba, power of attorney, attorney in fact, trustee, etc. Original documents will be returned after recording. Please include a self-addressed stamped return envelope or sufficient funds to cover the cost of returning the documents. Normal delivery for returned documents is via First Class Mail.
Certain documents require State documentary stamp tax. Documents transferring an ownership interest in land (Deed, Agreement/Contract for Deed, Proprietary Lease, etc.) require state documentary stamp tax at a rate of $0.70 per hundred dollars, or fraction thereof, based on the consideration for the transfer. Documents that encumber real property for a sum of money exchanged or owed (Mortgage, Agreement/Contract for Deed, Modification of Mortgage, etc.) require state documentary stamp tax at a rate of $0.35 per hundred dollars, or fraction thereof, and Intangible tax at a rate of $0.20 per hundred dollars based on the amount borrowed.
To change the name on a deed, you must record a new deed with Official Records to replace the deed currently on file. You can obtain a blank deed form from an office supply store. The staff in the Recording Department cannot assist you with filling out the form, as it is a legal document.
If you are uncomfortable preparing the deed yourself, we suggest you consult an attorney or title company.
The requirements for recording instruments affecting real property are found in Florida Statutes Chapter 695.26.
The general recording requirements for other documents are: