Clerk of Circuit Court & Comptroller
Hernando County, Florida

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Recording Fee Schedule

Intangible Tax, Class "C", on Real Estate Mortgages: This tax must be paid before the Clerk can accept any mortgage for record, and applies only to mortgages, agreement or contract for deeds, deeds of trust or other liens pertaining to real property:


Rate on the amount of the mortgage or the amount financed
Amount is computed to the nearest cent
2 mills (.002) per dollar


State Documentary Tax Stamps: The proper amount of State tax stamps must be affixed to an instrument before it can be recorded. A 3-inch square space for Documentary Stamps and the Clerk's time stamp should be provided at the top right- hand corner of the instrument.


Documentary Stamp Tax Rate per F.S. 201.02 - Consideration applies to the full consideration, including existing mortgages$0.70 per $100.00;
a minimum of $0.70 is
required on all deeds
If a 3-inch square is not provided at the top right-hand corner, there will be a fee for recording an additional page$8.50
NOTE: Type or legibly write the "Total Consideration Amount" in the left corner of the deed (or it may be included in the body).


State stamps on mortgages, chattel mortgages, financing statements, security agreements, promissory notes, and written obligations to pay money (F.S. 201.08):


Rate of tax on the total amount of note or obligation (On installment notes the tax should be computed on the amount financed)$0.35 per $100.00, or fraction thereof
On Agreement and Contract for Deeds, Conditional Bills of Sale, Retain Title Contracts, etc., on the unpaid balance remaining after down payment $0.35 per $100.00, or fraction thereof
On Agreement for Contract for Deeds, pay Documentary Stamp Tax of total consideration$0.70 per $100.00
Note: Stamps must be affixed to all instruments except Financing Statements


The service charge for recording all recordable instruments pertaining to real and personal property and any other miscellaneous papers by photographic process is as follows:


Service Charges for Recording 
One Page Instrument, 8 1/2" x 14"$10.00
Each Additional Page$8.50
Examining, Certifying and Recording Plats
- One Page$30.00
- Each Additional Page $15.00
For indexing instruments recorded in the official records, which contain more than four (4) names, per additional name $1.00
Issuing a Clerk's Certificate$7.00
Recording a Notice of Lis Pendens
- First Page $5.00
- Each Additional Page$4.00
Tax Deeds
Application Fee$60.00
For disbursement of excess proceeds of tax deed sale, first $100.00 or a fraction thereof$10.00
Miscellaneous Service Charges
Copies of instruments in public records, by photographic process, of not more than 14" x 8 1/2", per page $1.00
Copies of instruments in public records, by photographic process, of more than 14" x 8 1/2", per page $5.00
Copies of instruments in public records by means other than photographic process, per page$6.00
Certifying copies $2.00
Searching of records, per name, each year$2.00
Recording a Certificate of Discharge, Separation, or Service of Veterans (DD 214)No Charge
Preparing an Affidavit of Domicile, includes oath, administering, attesting and sealing$8.50
Recording an Affidavit of Domicile (1 page)$10.00
Oath, administering, attesting and sealing, not otherwise provided for herein$3.50
Home Solicitation Permit$100.00
Microfilm copies of public records:
- 16mm 100' microfilm roll$42.00
- 35mm 100' microfilm roll$60.00
- Microfiche, per fiche$3.50