The Customer Service hours for the Deed Room are from 8:30 - 4:30 Monday - Friday and 8:30 - 12:00 Saturday except state, federal and local holidays. Closings will be posted in the office of the Mercer County Clerk.
What are your fees for recording and copying various documents?
Deed Book Document Type Fees
||Affidavit of Consideration
|Affidavit of Descent
|Modification of Mortgage
||Assignment of Rents & Leases
||Condominium Master Deed
||Deed of Contract\Bond for Deed
||$ 17 |
|Deed of Correction
||Deed of Restrictions
|Declaration of Trust
||Mortgage Extension Agreement
||Land Use Restrictions
|Power of Attorney
||Power of Attorney Revocation
||Grant of Easement
||$ 17 |
|Release of Easement
Lien Book Document Type Fees
||Assignment of Judgment
|Assignment of a Lis Pendens
||$ 28 |
||Federal Lien Subordination
|Partial Release- Federal Lien
||Partial Release Lis Pendens
|Partial Release Mental Inquest
||Partial Release State Lien
|Release Attorney's Lien
||Release Bail Bond
|Release Boarding Lien
||Release Certificate of Delinquency
|Certificate of Delinquency
||Release Federal Lien
|Release Judgment Lien
||Release Lottery Lien
|Release Lis Pendens
||Restoration\Release Mental Inquest
|Release Mechanic's Lien
||Release State Lien
|Release United States Attorney's Lien
|US Attorney's Lien
||State Lien Subordination
Fixture Filing/Universal Commercial
Code(UCC) Filings Book Document Fees
Mortgage Book Document Fees
|Amended Fixture Filing
||Assignment of Fixture Filing
|Continuation of Fixture Filing
||Fixture Filing /UCC Book Document Fee Filing
|Fixture Filing Assignment
||Partial Release Fixture Filing
|Release Fixture Filing Prior 7/14/94
||Release Fixture Filing After 7/14/94
||$0 Mailing Fee |
Special / Unique Document Fees
|Mortgage Modification Agreement
||Mortgage with no State Fee
||Conversion to Real Estate
||$1 Mailing Fee
||Release of a Mechanics Lien by Bond
|Release of a Miscellaneous Record
Corporation Document Fees
|Articles of Corporation
||Certificate of Authority
|Statement of Change
||Articles of Amend
|Registration of DBA
||Discontinuing a Business Name
Name Changes / Will Document Fees
|Renunciation of Will
||Disclaimer of Will
Professional License Fees
||Going Out of Business
|Registration of Professional Licenses:
What is the rate on property transfer taxes?
The transfer rate on property tax is $1.00 per $1000 of the property's sale price.
Can I call and get information over the phone about recorded information?
Yes, if you know the buyers/sellers name and a specific date then certain recorded information can be given over the telephone, otherwise you must come to the county clerk's office. Copies may be obtained for a fee of $.25 per page. If you need the document certified the fee is $.25.
Will the County Clerk's employees call if documents are incomplete or fail to meet Kentucky Statute requirements for recording?
No. However, Recorders will prepare a rejection form and include it with the rejected document as method of explanation.
What is the most common mistake made that causes the rejection of paperwork from the Recording Department?
The most common mistake is not including a Preparation Statement. A Preparation Statement must include the printed or typed name, address, city, state, zip code and signature of the individual that prepared the documents that will be recorded.
What other mistake would cause a rejection from the Recording Department?
The following will result in a rejection from the Recording Department:
The incorrect submission of fees will result in a rejection from the Recording Department. Fees quoted are for documents having three pages. Extra pages over three require an additional $3.00. The fee for a release is $13.00. If additional releases are made within the same document, the fee of each release is an additional $4.00.
The address of the Grantee on Assignments is missing. ( Kentucky Statute requires the address of the Grantee on Assignments.)
The Preparation Statement is prepared but is not signed.
What is the turn around time for receiving original documents from the County Clerk's Office?
When documents are brought to the Recording Department, they are recorded immediately following review. Please allow seven to ten days to receive the documents by return mail or, the original document can be picked up after five business days. Once received in the office, the turn around time can be two weeks.
What is the process to release a lien?
A release statement is prepared by the lien holder and then presented to the Recording Department.
Who will contact businesses when recording fees change?
Fees seldom change. Fee changes require legislative action. If fees change, the County Clerk will provide notification of such changes. If you would like a list of current fees you can visit the Recording Department.
Is it necessary to have the original book and page number to establish the priority of mortgages?
No. Every recorded Mortgage has a recording receipt or recording clock. The information received through that receipt is the documents own reference number, date, and time of recording.
Is it necessary to have the Assignment document notarized?
How do I file my business name as a (DBA) Doing Business Under an Assumed Name?
If you wish to file a business name as a sole proprietor, you will come to the county clerk's office. At the Deed Room Desk, you will obtain a DBA form to fill out. You will then record the business name at the Recording Desk. There is a $13.00 recording fee.
Do I need a blood test in order to get a marriage license?
How do I get my personal name changed?
Personal name changes are only recorded at the Mercer County Clerk's Office, these are processed through Probate Court. When Probate Court approves the name change, the record is recorded at the Recording Desk in the clerk's office
How do I schedule an appointment to get married at the County Clerk's Office?
The County Clerk's Office does not perform or schedule appointments for marriages.
Can any of the Marion County Clerk's Office staff serve as a witness for our wedding ceremony?
Are UCC Filings or Fixture Filings recorded in Land Records?
Yes, UCC Filings or Fixture Filings are recorded in Land Records when Real Estate is involved. The property can be described by the property address or with metes and bounds.
In Legal Records the UCC Filings or Fixture Filings pertaining to Real Estate have been recorded into the Fixture Filing Book (FF) since 1987. All amendments, continuations, assignments, partial releases, and releases of Fixture Filings are recorded into public records.
The fees for recording are listed under "Recording Fees".
How can I locate a specific document's recorded Book & Page information?
There are two methods of inquiry to locate a document's Book and Page information. The first method is to inquire using the document's reference number, if it is known. The second is to inquire by Grantor's name.
How are individual names indexed?
The names of individuals are indexed as they appear on the document. The surname is followed by the given name and the middle name or initial.
How are firms names indexed?
Firm names are indexed as they appear on the document. The indexed name begins in the surname field and continues through the middle name field.
Are dashes, commas, periods, and hyphens included in the indexing of names?
No. A space is used in place of all dashes, commas, periods, and hyphens that appear in the name.
Does the indexing system use any specific abbreviations in indexing names?
When indexing a firm name is the word "The" used as the first word in the indexed name?
Does the system allow for inquiry by using an address?
No. Properties can be identified with an address but the description field is not an avenue for inquiry