Maryland Courts

Recording Fees for Allegany County, Maryland

Surcharge for Land Records:

For ALL INSTRUMENTS = $40.00
No surcharge for: Notice of Sale...Power of Attorney...Plats and/or documents filed in Homeowner's Association Docket.


$10.00 for a release of mortgage or deed of trust nine (9) pages or less in length;

$20.00 for any other instrument nine (9) pages or less in length or for any instrument over nine (9) pages in length if it involves solely a principal residence; (This includes Termination statements of Financing Records)

$75.00 for any other instrument ten (10) pages or more in length.

$15.00 for recording a Request for Notice of Sale (Foreclosure)

Deeds:

Recording Fee: same as above

STATE RECORDATION TAX: $0.00 to $500.00 = $3.50; $500.01 to $1,000.00 = $7.00

STATE TRANSFER TAX: 1/2 of 1% of the Purchase Price or .25% of the purchase price for first time Maryland home buyers purchasing a principal place of residence.

COUNTY TRANSFER TAX: .5% of the Purchase Price ($50,000.00 exemption if owner-occupied)
Notice: Effective January 1, 2012 exemption will increase to $50,000.00 if owner-occupied.

PLEASE CALL THE CLERK'S OFFICE IF YOU HAVE QUESTIONS AT (301) 777-5924