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State of Florida

Execution Requirements for Non-Title Spouse or Legal Partner
  • Homestead-YES, non-titled spouse must sign if subject property is the homestead
  • Dower/Curtesy-NO
  • Community Property-NO
Encumbrance Form(s)

Business Filing Search

Link to State website to search business filings:  http://www.sunbiz.org/
Closing Performed By
Notary Public; two witnesses required on deeds only, one can be the notary.  Mortgages do not require witnesses.
Mortgage/Deed Filing Fees
First page:  $10.00.  Additional pages:  $8.50 each.  If more than four names referenced in document, additional indexing fee of $1.00.
Document Recording Standards
3" x 3" right hand top of the first page of each instrument and 1" x 3" right hand top of each remaining.  All other margins 1".  In Palm Beach County, add $0.60.
Mortgage Tax
$0.35 per one hundred or fraction thereof of consideration plus $0.002 per one dollar of amount financed.
Transfer Tax
$0.70 per every hundred dollars or fraction thereof except Miami-Dade County, which is $0.60 per every hundred dollars or fraction thereof plus a surcharge of $0.45 per one hundred on non single family residences.

Real Estate Property Taxes

Annual.  Due dates March.  Discount on taxes if paid earlier.
Bankruptcy Counties
Alachua, Bay, Brevard, Broward, Escambia, Hillsborough, Lee, Leon, Miami-Dade, Orange, Palm Beach, and St. Johns.

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