Maryland Courts

Recording Fees for Worcester County, Maryland

  • $10.00 for a release 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: $3.30 per each $500 of consideration rounded up to the next higher $500.

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: 1/2 of 1% of the Purchase Price ($50,000.00 exemption if owner-occupied) (If you pay agricultural tax the county tax does not apply to that portion of the property).

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.

PLEASE CALL THE CLERK'S OFFICE IF YOU HAVE QUESTIONS AT (410) 632-5500.