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Home Recording Requirements
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BASIC REQUIREMENTS:
  FORM REQUIREMENTS:
 
Paper:
  •  8 1/2" by 11" accepted
  • 8 1/2" by 14" (maximum accepted)

Deeds/Subordination

Agreement

  •  From PT-61 - Real Estate Transfer Tax Declaration required to be completed online.
Non-Standard Fee:
  •  Not Accepted
 
Refinanance Affidavit
  •  New Lender/Same Lender?
  • Payoff Amount
  • Original Loan, Book & Page
Margins:
  •  First Page: 3 1/2" by 5" Top-Right corner; 1" other sides.
  • Other Pages: 1"
 
Lost Affidavit
  •  Accepted
Print:
  •  Black or Blue Ink
  • 10 point font minimum
   
Death Certificate
  •  No affidavit required
Preparer Info:
  •  Name
   
Power of Attorney
  •  Original Only(copies not accepted)
  • Legal Description
Vesting:
  •  No unique requirements
   COMMON REJECTION REASONS:
Martial Status:
  •  Required
 
  •  Legal description missing/inadequate (land, lot, district, etc.)
APN/PID Number:
  •  Not Required
 
  •  Witness missing
Witnesses:
  •  One(1) unofficial witness required
  • Printed name must appear below signature
 
  •  Printed names beneath signature missing
Legal:
  •  Land, lot, district, and subdivision must be listed.
  • Include state, county, and municipality in 1st paragraph
  • Must accompany all instruments
 
  •  Previous recorded document information missing.
Notary:
  •  Date of Acknowledgment
  • Expiration Date of Notary
  • Stamp or Seal
  • "Acting in..." statement if notary is in a different county than commissioned
 
  •  Real Estate Transfer Tax Declaration form missing from deeds.

SPECIAL CHARACTERISTICS:

If the refinance is with the same lender/borrower, then a refinance form must be completed.  Cobb and Gwinnett Counties have a county specific refinance form that must be used.

 

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