Maryland Courts

Land Recording Fees

$10.00 recording fee for releases nine (9) pages or less in length.

$20.00 recording fee for all other instruments 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 recording fee for all instruments ten (10) pages or more in length that are not principal residence.

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

Fees/taxes may be paid by cash, check, money order or credit card (Master Card/Visa).

Surcharge for Land Records

Effective July 1, 2011 - Surcharge will increase to $40.00.

No surcharge for Notice of Sale, Power of Attorney, and documents filed in Homeowner’s Association Depository.


Recording Fees the same as above

Recordation Tax: $3.30 per $500.00 $6.60 per $1,000 (round up to the nearest $500)

State Transfer Tax: ½ 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 is collected at Revenue Collections, 220 S. Main St. Bel Air, MD 21014. Call 410-638-3269 for information.

Copies are $.50 per page and certified copies are an additional $5.00 fee. Effective 1/1/15 add $2.00 mail handling fee per request.

Please call the Clerk's Office if you have any questions at 410-638-3474.