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)
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.
Refund of Tax and License Fees
If you believe that you erroneously paid tax and license fees, you may file a Claim for Refund of Tax and License Fees Erroneously Paid to the State of Maryland through the Clerks of Court.
PLEASE CALL THE CLERK'S OFFICE IF YOU HAVE QUESTIONS AT (410) 632-5500.