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State of Tennessee

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)
Deed of Trust

Business Filing Search

Link to State website to search business filings:  http://tnbear.tn.gov/ecommerce/default.aspx

Closing Performed By
Notary Public; no witnesses required.
Mortgage/Deed Filing Fees

$4.00 per page with an $8.00 minimum.  There is also a $1.00 probate fee per document which has a consideration along with a $2.00 automation fee per document.

Document Recording Standards
2" x 2 1/2" section right hand corner on first page for recording information; $10.00 non-standard fee if document does not have this space.
Mortgage Tax
$0.115 per every hundred dollars or fraction thereof.
Transfer Tax
$0.37 per every hundred dollars or fraction thereof.

Real Estate Property Taxes

Annual.  Due date is February.
Bankruptcy Counties
Davidson, Greene, Hamilton, Knox, Madison, Maury, Putnam, and Shelby.

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