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Home Recording Requirements
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BASIC REQUIREMENTS:
  FORM REQUIREMENTS:
 
Paper:
  •  8 1/2" by 11" accepted
  • 8 1/2" by 14" (maximum accepted)
  • One-sided or double-sided

Deeds

  • Form DR-219 - Return for Transfers of Interest in Real Property Form
  • Previous Recorded Information Required
  • Legal Description
Non-Standard Fee:

 

 
Lost Affidavit
  •  Accepted (some counties)
Margins:
  •  First Page: 3" by 3" Top-Right corner; 1" other sides.
  • Other Pages: 1"
   
Death Certificate
  •  Affidavit not required
  • Must NOT list "cause of death"
Print:
  •  Black Ink
  • 9 point font minimum
   
Power of Attorney
  •  Original Only(copies not accepted)
  • Legal Description
Preparer Info:
  •  Name, Entity, & Address
   COMMON REJECTION REASONS:
Vesting:
  •  No unique requirements
 
  •  APN/PID number missing
Martial Status:
  •  Required
 
  •  Margins incorrect
APN/PID Number:
  •  First Page Required
 
  • DR-219 form missing/incomplete
Witnesses:
  •  Two witnesses required on signature page
 
  • Prepared by statement missing/incomplete
Signatures:
  • Borrower(s) address(es) must be printed beneath signature(s) and printed names(s)
 
  • Borrower's address missing nunder signatures
Printed Names:
  • Required below all signatures
 
  • No witnesses
Legal:
  • County
  • Include state, county, and municipality in 1st paragraph
  • Must accompany all instruments
 
  • Name not printed beneath signature
Notary:
  •  Date of Acknowledgment
  • Expiration Date of Notary
  • Stamp or Seal
 
  • Mortgages Require addesses beneath signature on the first page and/or on the signature page.

SPECIAL CHARACTERISTICS:

Broward, Brevard, Pinellas, and Orange Counties - do NOT require envelopes.

Miami-Dade County requires two(2) witnesses.

 

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