Changes to Recording Fees in the State of Georgia

Things don’t often change with real estate recordings.  In fact, it’s been over 20 years since recording fees changed in Georgia.  But times are changing and Origin Title and Escrow is prepared before they happen.  

Currently, one- or two-page deeds cost $10 or $12, mortgages cost about $60 to record and liens are about $10 to file. However, during the 2019 Legislative session, House Bill 288 was passed which will provide flat recording fees in all counties in the State of Georgia.  Starting January 1st, 2020, recording any document in the real estate records will cost a flat $25, no matter how many pages.  The only exception is that the county will charge $25 for each release. If one affidavit or deed lists three documents to be released, then the recording fee is $75.  Avoid having your filings rejected because of the wrong filing fee.