Recording Fees

NOTICE – Pursuant to Act 2020-73, as of January 1, 2021 all domestic corporation filings shall be filed with the Office of the Secretary of State. Visit the Secretary of State Online Services Website for additional information, forms, and filing instructions.

Overview of Fees
The following fees are collected on each instrument recorded:

Deeds

  • Filing Stamp - $3
  • Index Fee - $10
  • Each Page - $3
  • Deed Tax - $0.50 per $500 (value), or fraction thereof
  • Each grantor / grantee in excess of two - $1
  • Mental Health Fee - $6

Initial Filing Fees

  • Certified Copies - $3
  • Estate Claim - $3
  • Legitimation - $54
  • Letters of Administration - $58 (a separate check for publication to the Shelby County Reporter for $175 is required at the time of filing.)
  • Name Change - $47
  • Probate of Will (5 pages or less) - $58, includes three letters testamentary (a separate check for publication to the Shelby County Reporter for $175 is required at the time of filing)
    • Each page of will in excess of five pages - $3
  • Subpoena - $3
  • Updated or Additional Letters - $3

Misc. Documents (Restrictive Covenants, Certificates of Judgment, Affidavits, etc.)

  • Filing Stamp - $3
  • Index Fee - $10
  • Each Page - $3
  • Each name (in direct or reverse in excess of two) - $1
  • Mental Health Fee - $6

Mortgages

  • Filing Stamp - $3
  • Index Fee - $10
  • Each Page - $3
  • Mortgage Tax - $0.15 per $100 (value), or fraction thereof
  • Each grantor / grantee in excess of two - $1
  • Mental Health Fee - $6

Notary Public Bond

  • Filing Fee - $24
  • Filing Stamp - $3
  • Index Fee - $10
  • Mental Health Fee - $6

Plats & Maps

  • Filing Stamp - $3
  • Index Fee - $10
  • Filing Fee (1-15 lots) - $15
  • Each additional lot - $1 (no additional charge for more than 200 lots)
  • Each additional map page - $15
  • Mental Health Fee - $6

Satisfaction of Lien or Mortgage

  • Filing Stamp - $3
  • Index Fee - $10
  • Each Page - $3
  • Each Mortgagor / Mortgagee in Excess of Two - $1
  • Mental Health Fee - $6

Uniform Commercial Code (UCC)

  • UCC-3 on instruments filed after 10/1/87 - No charge for terminations
    • All other filings (two pages) - $39
    • Each additional page - $2
    • Each additional debtor - $2
  • UCC-1 Mortgage Tax - $0.15 per $100 (value), or fraction thereof
  • No tax fee - $1
  • UCC filed on non-standard from - $5
  • Certified copies - $3 per page
  • Copies (not certified) - $1 per page
  • Mental Health Fee - $6