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Recording

Guidelines for Determining the Number of Search Fees

If the document you are recording contains a legal description, you do not pay a search fee. Each block or section of land in a metes and bounds description or a building, unit, lot tract, etc. constitutes a legal description. The abstract fee still applies.

Example: view a sample document containing a legal description.

If the document you are recording does NOT contain a legal description, but instead cites a book and page number reference or a Clerk’s File Number, you must pay a search fee. You must pay a search fee for each book and page number reference or Clerk's File Number cited in the document. The abstract fee still applies and is in addition to the search fee.

Example: view a sample document without a legal description but instead citing a book and page number reference and a Clerk’s File Number.