Official Records

Section 201.022, F.S., has been repealed effective June 1, 2008. As a result of Chapter 2008-24, Laws of Florida, a Form DR-219 (Return for Transfers of Interest in Real Property) is no longer required when filing a deed. Please continue to include either of the following pieces of information with your deed:

  1. Sale/Transfer Price; or the
  2. Amount of Documentary Stamp Tax
ItemFee Amount
Recording, indexing, filing any instrument not more than 8.5 by 14 inches including notice to Property Appraiser when applicable: First page or fraction thereof
$10
Recording, indexing, filing any instrument not more than 8.5 by 14 inches including notice to Property Appraiser when applicable: Each additional page or fraction thereof
$8.50
Recording, indexing, filing any instrument not more than 8.5 by 14 inches including notice to Property Appraiser when applicable: For indexing instruments recorded in the official records which contain more than 4 names, per additional name
$1
Recording, indexing, filing any instrument not more than 8.5 by 14 inches including notice to Property Appraiser when applicable: Copies per page
$1
Recording, indexing, filing any instrument not more than 8.5 by 14 inches including notice to Property Appraiser when applicable: Certification of Document$2
For examining, certifying, and recording plats and for recording condominium exhibits larger than 8.5 by 14 inches: First page
$30
For examining, certifying, and recording plats and for recording condominium exhibits larger than 8.5 by 14 inches: Each additional page
$15
For examining, certifying, and recording plats and for recording condominium exhibits larger than 8.5 by 14 inches: Plat copies per page$5
For emailing copies of any instrument in the public record $1, plus copy fee$1
For faxing copies of any instrument in the public record $1, plus copy fee$1
Stamped Envelope$0.60
Writing any paper other than herein specifically mentioned, same as copying, including signing and sealing$7
For receiving money into Registry of Court: First $500
3%
For receiving money into Registry of Court: Each subsequent $100
1.5%
For approving bond$8.50
Tax Deed Sale, including application, preparation of tax deed, and disbursement of proceeds of sale other than excess proceeds$60
Disbursement of excess proceeds from Tax Deed Sales first $100 or fraction$10
Certificate of transfer of liens to security$20
Additional charge for each additional lien$10
For administering oath, attesting and sealing$3.50


Preparation of Instruments for Recording

  • The name of each person who executed instrument must be legibly printed, typewritten, or stamped immediately below signature.
  • The name of each witness to the instrument must be legibly printed, typewritten, or stamped immediately below signature. Signatures of two witnesses are required on a deed.
  • The name of the person who prepared the instrument must be included on the document.
  • Notary public seal, expiration date and commission number or corporate seal must be affixed, if applicable.
  • Include the grantee's mailing address if transfer of interest is in real estate. (Example: Deeds, Agreements and Contract for Deeds)
  • Corrective deeds must have a minimum of $0.70 documentary stamps.
  • Re-recorded instruments must include a statement placed on the first page as to why it is being re-recorded.
  • Affix the name and address of person to whom the instrument is to be returned on the front of the instrument and provide us with a self-addressed envelope.
  • 3 by 3 top right-hand corner as required by statute
  • No personal checks
  • Address all mail to the attention of the Official Records Department:
    Clerk of Circuit Court Official Records Department
    P.O. Box 9016
    Stuart, FL 34995