(9) pages or less in length;
nine (9) pages or less in length or for any instrument over nine (9)
pages in length if it involves solely
a principal residence. It must be stated in the body of the instrument. (Do not count the intake sheet.) This includes Termination Statements of
UCC Filings in Land Records and Financing Statements.
||ANY INSTRUMENT ten (10) pages or more in length.
||REQUEST FOR NOTICE OF SALE
||PLATS (We require 2 Mylar copies to be recorded) Total $5.00. No surcharge. We only record lot line plats/lot line revisions/subdivisions. We do not record sewage reserve; wetlands; easements, etc.
||*Recording Fee for number of pages in the instrument is the same as above.
||Effective July 1, 2011, Recordation Tax will increase.
$0.01 to $500.00 = $6.00
$500.01 to $1,000.00 = $12.00
ALL INSTRUMENTS PRESENTED for recording on July 1, 2011 and after WILL BE CHARGED the new rate.
Note: When submitting a Deed of Trust which is being refinanced, the refinance language must be on one of the numbered pages before the signature page or, if on a separate page, it must be signed and notarized. There is no exemption of refinance on a second home.
|COUNTY TRANSFER TAX
||1% of the Purchase Price ($50,000 exemption if owner-occupied. This must be a signed affidavit included in the deed.)
|STATE TRANSFER TAX
||1/2 of 1% of the Purchase Price or .25% of the purchase price for Maryland First Time Home Buyer purchasing a principal place of residence. This must be a signed affidavit included in the Deed. For Information regarding Maryland First Time Home Buyer see Tax Property 13-203(b) in the Annotated Code of Maryland.
|SURCHARGE for LAND RECORDS
||ALL INSTRUMENTS executed July 1, 2011, or after, the Surcharge fee is $40.00. Any document executed prior to July 1, 2011, the Surcharge Fee is $20.00. Exceptions: There is no Surcharge to record a Notice of Sale, Power of Attorney, Plats & Documents filed in Homeowner's Association Docket.
Please note that Recording Fees, Surcharge, Recordation, County and State Transfer Taxes are collected by the Clerk's Office. Checks submitted are to be made payable to Circuit Court Clerk.