Bulletin: DC2011003

Date:
October 05, 2011
To:
All District of Columbia Issuing Offices
RE:
Change to Recordation Charges

Dear Associates:

It is with pleasure that we advise you that effective January 1, 2012, the Recorder of Deeds in Washington, D.C. will implement a fixed fee recording charge schedule.  The per page charge will no longer apply thus eliminating the need to count pages of documents that are to be recorded.  The schedule is as follows:

  1. $150.00 for all deeds of trust including amendments, modifications and amended and restated deeds of trust.
  2. $25.00 for all other documents.

Please note that the $6.50 surcharge is still applicable and must be collected for each document that is recorded.

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References

Bulletins Replaced:
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Related Bulletins:
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Underwriting Manual:
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Exceptions Manual:
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Forms:
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