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Commonwealth of Virginia

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

Business Filing Search

Link to State website to search business filings:  http://www.scc.virginia.gov
Closing Performed By
Notary Public; no witnesses required
Mortgage/Deed Filing Fees
$20.00 PLUS additional for pages 1-10 add:  $21.00.  Additional for pages 11-30 add:  $35.00.  Additional for pages 31 or more add:  $55.00.  Some Counties/Cities impose additional fees.
Document Recording Standards
1" margin across top with side and bottom margins of minimum 1/2".  Some Counties/Cities require coversheets.
Mortgage Tax
$0.25 per every hundred or fraction thereof plus local option of 1/3 more.  Discount available if with original lender and specific language is include on first page of new Deed of Trust.
Transfer Tax
$0.50 per every five hundred dollars or fraction thereof.

Real Estate Property Taxes

Semi-Annual.  Due dates are typically June and December.
Bankruptcy Counties
Fairfax, Nelson, Norfolk, Roanoke, Rockingham, and York.

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