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DEED:

Recording of Deeds pursuant to KRS 382.110

The document must include the following before it can be recorded:

  1. First party (seller, grantor) and their mailing address
  2. Second party (buyer, grantee) and their mailing address
  3. Consideration statement
  4. Legal description of the property
  5. Source of title
  6. Preparation statement
  7. Return mail address
  8. In-care-of address for the property tax bill in the year the property is transferred

The grantor must sign (execute) the deed and the signatures must be acknowledged.  The grantor (or agent) and grantee (or agent) must sign a sworn consideration statement and the signatures must be notarized.  The document must be filed in the County Clerk’s office of the county where the property is located (or the greater part).

Original signatures – All documents filed with the County Clerk’s office must have an original signature unless a specific statute states otherwise.  The term “execute” means as follows: To complete; to make; to sign; to perform;…To perform all necessary formalities, as to make and sign a contract or sign and deliver a note.

Transfer tax is collected on the consideration in the deed per KRS 142.050.  The tax is computed at the rate of $.050 for each $500.00 of value or fraction thereof.  The transfer tax applies to the value listed in the deed and is imposed upon the grantor.

Filing fees:  $17.00 for the first three pages and $3.00 for each additional page

POWER OF ATTORNEY:

Filing requirements for a power of attorney to convey or release property are the same as required for recording a deed KRS 382.370.

Document must include the following information:

  1. Name of person granting the power of attorney (grantor)
  2. Name of the receiving the power of attorney (grantee)

Document must be:

  1. Signed by the grantor
  2. Acknowledged
  3. A preparation statement is not required

Filing fees: $17.00 for the first three pages and $3.00 for each additional page

POWER OF ATTORNEY REVOCATION:

The document has the same requirements as a Power of Attorney.

Document must include the following information:

  1. Name of person revoking the power of attorney
  2. Name of person being removed from the power of attorney

Document must be:

  1. Signed by the person revoking the power of attorney
  2. The signature must be acknowledged
  3. A preparation state is not required

Filing fees: $13.00 for the first three pages and $3.00 for each additional page