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State of Delaware

Execution Requirements for Non-Title Spouse or Legal Partner
  • Homestead-NO
  • Dower/Curtesy-NO
  • Community Property-NO
Encumbrance Form(s)

Business Filing Search

Link to State website to search business filings:  http://corp.delaware.gov/
Closing Performed By
Attorney; no witnesses required
Mortgage/Deed Filing Fees
First two pages:  $14.00.  Additional pages:  $4.00 each.
Document Recording Standards
Minimum 10 point font (Sussex has specific 12 point font and 15 characters per inch), minimum paper size 8 1/2 x 11, maximum paper size 8 1/2 x 14, 2 1/2" margin across top of the first page, 1" side and bottom margins and 1" top of other pages.  Last page requires 2" bottom margin.
KENT COUNTY ONLY:  8 1/2 x 11 paper, 1 1/4" margin across top of the first page, 3/4" right margin and 1/2" for left side, bottom margins and top of other pages.  Last page requires 2" bottom margin.  Kent County will charge for non-conforming.
Mortgage Tax
Transfer Tax
3% plus 0% to 1% of the value imposed by local municipality.

Real Estate Property Taxes

Annual.  Due date September.
Bankruptcy Counties
New Castle

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