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Recording Fees

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Recording - (561) 355-2991

New Postage Rates Effective January 27, 2019
The cost of certified mail will increase to $6.95 and registered mail will increase to $15.85.

The Clerk & Comptroller provides non-interest bearing escrow accounts for payment of services such as Recording fees. Read more about escrow accounts.

The Recording Department accepts payment by cash, credit card, check or money order only. Make checks payable to Sharon R. Bock, Clerk & Comptroller.

Hard-copy documents submitted for recording will not be returned without one of the following:

  • A self-addressed stamped envelope (SASE) with the proper amount of postage affixed
  • Check or money order made payable to the Clerk & Comptroller Palm Beach County or cash payment for the proper return postage and cost for a return envelope (see mailing fees chart below)

Unclaimed documents will be destroyed after six (6) months.

Mailing Fees

Mailing fees for hard copy documents submitted for recording without a self-addressed stamped envelope.

Service Fee
1 - 5 pages $1.00
6 - 50 pages $3.50
51 - 150 pages $6.95
151 pages or more: Postage will be calculated at the time of recording

Recording Fees

Service Fee
Recording any instrument not more than 8½" x 14", first page $10.00
Recording any instrument not more than 8½" x 14", Each additional page or fraction $8.50
Copies up to and including 8 ½" x 14",per page $1.00
Certifying copies, per instrument $2.00
 Documents referencing property - Abstract Fee, per document:

1st legal description

$0.60

2nd legal description

$0.60

each additional legal description

$0.20

Additional search fee, per document
(Only applicable if document to be recorded does not contain a legal description but cites a book and page number reference, or a Clerk’s File Number)

$2.00
Intangible tax
(Intangible Tax is required on obligations to pay money involving real estate. The rate is .002 for each $1.00 consideration. State Doc Stamps and Intangible Tax are required on any Agreement for Deed or Contract for Deed. Visit the Department of Revenue's Web site for more information on documentary stamp and intangible taxes.)
$0.002
State documentary stamps on promise to pay instruments, rounded up to the nearest $100 (per $100) $0.35
Postage:

Certified mail (Additional charges may apply for large packages or international mail)

$6.95

Registered mail (Additional charges may apply for large packages or international mail)

$15.85
Motor vehicle sale, indexing and recording certificates of compliance (per page) $10.00
Indexing instruments which contain more than 4 names - this includes names listed as successor by merger, aka, fka, nka, dba, etc. (per additional name) $1.00
Making and serving certificate of transfer of lien from property to security:

Cash bond
(Plus postage and Recording Fees)

$20.00

Surety bond
(Plus postage and Recording Fees)

$28.50

Transfer of multiple liens to one security, each additional lien

$10.00

Registry Fee for cash bonds:

for 1st $500 deposited

3% (=$15.00)

for the remaining balance of the amount being transferred.

1.5%
Foreign judgment service fee $42.00
Examining, certifying and recording plats and condominium exhibits greater than 8½" x 14":

first page

$30.00

Each additional page

$15.00
State documentary stamps on instruments conveying interest in real property, rounded up to the nearest $100, per $100 $0.70
Administrative fee for timeshare foreclosure Trustee Deeds (Florida Statute 721.20) $50.00

Palm Beach County Recording Fees Calculator

Do you often record deeds, mortgages, lis pendens or other documents in the Official Record Books of Palm Beach County? Calculate the recording fees, doc stamps, and other fees for recording your document.

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