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State of Georgia

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

Business Filing Search

Link to State website to search business filings:  http://www.sos.ga.gov/
Closing Performed By
Attorney; Two witnesses required, one can be the attorney.
Mortgage/Deed Filing Fees
First page:  $10.00.  Additional pages:  $2.00 each.
Document Recording Standards
3" margin across top of the first page of each instrument with a 3" x 1 1/2" in the left hand top corner and side and bottom margins of minimum 1", additional pages require 1" margins on all sides. 
Mortgage Tax
$1.50 per every five hundred or fraction thereof.  Discount available if original owner(s) and lender.
Transfer Tax
$1.00 for the first $1,000.00 and $0.10 per every hundred dollars or fraction thereof in excess of the $1,000.00. 

Real Estate Property Taxes

Annual.  Due date October.
Bankruptcy Counties
Bibb, Bulloch, Chatham, Clarke, Coweta, Dougherty, Floyd, Fulton, Glynn, Hall, Laurens, Lowndes, Muscogee, Richmond, Thomas, and Ware.

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