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Home Recording Requirements
Maryland Recording Requirements PDF Print E-mail
BASIC REQUIREMENTS:
 FORM REQUIREMENTS:
 
Paper:
  •  8 1/2" by 11" accepted
  • 8 1/2" by 14"

 


Deed of Trust:

  • Land Intake Sheet - must be 8 1/2" by 14"(4 copies - carbon or reproduced)
  • Refinance Affidavit(include Unpaid Principal Balance, Book/Page, Date)
Non-Standard Fee:
  • Not Accepted
 
Deeds:
  • Land Intake Sheet
  • Need to state relationship between Grantor/Grantee
  • Previous Recorded Information
  • Affidavit of Total Payment
  • Certificate of Exemption from Withholding
Margins:
  •  First Page: 2" Top Margin; 1" other sides.
  • Other Pages: 1"
  
Refinance Affidavit:
  • Payoff Amount
  • Original Loan, Book & Page
Print:
  •  Black Ink Only
  • 8 point Elite type font minimum
  
Lost Affidavit:
  •  Not Accepted(Anne Arundel, Baltimore & Montgomery)
  • Baltimore County will accept a copy of the Deed of Trust with original borrowers(s) sigrnatures
Preparer Info:
  •  "This is to certify that the within instrument(s) has been prepared by a party to the instrument." (or)
  • "This is to certify that the within instrument has been prepared under the supervision of the undersigned Maryland attorney..."
  • Signature and Title (Loan Processor or Closer) cannot be an "agent"!
   Death Certificate:
  • No affidavit required
Power of Attorney:
  •  Must be original(no copies)
  • Preparer Information
  • APN/PID Number
Vesting:
  •  No Uniqure requirments
  COMMON REJECTION REASONS:
Martial Status:
  •  Not Required
 
  • Certification of Preparation (Prepared by) statement missing
APN/PID Number:
  • First Page
  • Must appear on all documents
 
  •  Payoff amounts missing
Witnesses:
  •  None required
 
  • Land Intake Sheet missing/incomplete
Printed Names:
  • Required below all signatures
 
  •  Affidavit of Total Payment missing
Legal:
  • Include state, county, and municipality in 1st paragraph
  • Must accompany all instruments
 
  •  Homeowners Certification of Principle Residence missing(settlement sheet - example attached)
Notary:
  • Date of Acknowledgment 
  • Expiration of Notary
  • Stamp or Seal (not required)
 
  • Correct Prince George Refiance Affidavit missing/not signed

SPECIAL CHARACTERISTICS:

Must provide two (2) copies of the Quit Claim Deed when present.

Subordination Agreements must be original with correct margins (no copies allowed)

Prince George County - See attached Finance Affidavit Guide

 

 

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