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Commonwealth of Kentucky

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

Business Filing Search

Link to State website to search business filings:  http://www.sos.ky.gov/

Closing Performed By
Notary Public; no witnesses required.
Mortgage/Deed Filing Fees
First three pages:  $17.00.  Additional pages:  $3.00 each.
Document Recording Standards
2" margin across top of the first page and 1" side and bottom margins, 2" margin across bottom of the last page and 1" side and top margins.  All other pages 1" margins.  If document is only one page, then 2" margin across top and bottom and 1" side margin is required.
Mortgage Tax
Transfer Tax
$0.50 per every five hundred or fraction thereof.

Real Estate Property Taxes

Annual.  Due date is December.
Bankruptcy Counties
Boyd, Daviess, Fayette, Franklin, Jefferson, Kenton, Laurel, McCracken, Pike and Warren.

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