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Requirements for Recording

There are several requirements that a document must have before being accepted for recording. All documents must be original or court certified. They must be signed and notarized.

Frequently Recorded Documents and their requirements

1. Deed:
- Original document
- Miami-Dade County Property Only
- Address of both parties (Grantor & Grantee)
- Must be signed by seller
- Two witnesses to the signature
- Notarized and properly acknowledged
- Must have a prepared by statement: Prepared by: Individual name & address
- Documentary Stamps at the rate of .60 cents for each $100 of consideration or fractional part thereof ($6.00 per$1,000).
- Surtax is required on transfers of interest in any real property other than a single-family residence, atthe rate of .45 centsfor each $100 of consideration or fractional part thereof (or $4.50 per $1,000).

2. Mortgage:
- An original document.
- Signed and notarized.
- A copyof promissory note must be attached or the amount of the note should be written on the face of the Mortgage.
- Signature of the borrower.
- Addresses of both lender and borrower.
- Prepared by: Individual name and address.
- Florida documentary stamps and intangible tax.
- Documentary stamps at the rate of .35 cents on each $100 or fraction thereof on the amountof the note (or $3.50 per $1,000).
- Intangible tax is required on real estate mortgages at the rate of 2 mills(or $2 per$1000) on the amount of the note.

3. Satisfaction of Mortgage or Release
- Book and page of the original mortgage that is being satisfied or released.
- Signature by the holder of the mortgage.
- Notarized and properly acknowledged.
- Prepared by: Individual name and address.

4. Assignment of Mortgage
- The book and page of the mortgage that is being assigned.
- Signature of the assignor.
- Notarized
- Prepared by: Individual name and address

5. Claim of Lien
- Original document
- Signed by the Lienor and notarized
- Legal description or property address
- Prepared by: Individual name and address

6. Declaration of Domicile
- Original document
- Signed and notarized
- Recording fee of $10.00
- Copies are $1.00 per page plus $2.00 for the certification.

7. Notice of Commencement
- Original document
- Signed by owner and notarized
- Prepared by: Individual name and address

Fees:
The acceptable methods of payment are: cash, cashier’s check, money order, certified check or credit card, Visa, Discover, MasterCard or American Express with a daily limit of $1000.00 (in person only).

Checks should be made payable to; Clerk of the Circuit Court.
The Recording fee for any document is $10.00 for the first page and $8.50 for each additional page. Copies are $1.00 per page plus $2.00 for the certification.