Recorder Department

The Recorder is required to record all documents submitted by the public which are qualified to be recorded. Recorders are responsible for receiving, keeping, and indexing documents of many types, including Mortgages, Deeds and other instruments conveying real estate. Other recorded documents include Military Records, Plats of Subdivisions and Additions, State and Federal Liens, Judgments, and other miscellaneous documents.

All documents in the Recorder’s office are of public record, excluding the Military Records.

When a document is filed, it is recorded under a document number, date and time. Then the document is properly indexed into the computer system, scanned for a permanent record and then returned by mail. For your convenience, we suggest that you attach a self-addressed stamped envelope so that we can return your documents to their proper place.

Macon County has maintained a Tract Index for over l50 years. The Tract Index is used by real estate professionals, surveyors, appraisers, land developers, lawyers, and title companies and most important of all, the ordinary citizen.

The Recorder’s office, in an average record 25,000 to 30,000 documents a year.

Plat books can be purchased in the Recorder’s office for $35.

Here is some information about our computer index:

Grantor – Grantee Search: These are searches by name: June 1985 – to the current date. This includes all real estate transactions and Judgments.

State and Federal Tax Liens: January 1980 – to the current date.

Recorder Fees

Notice: Recording Fees will increase October 1, 2018.

View Fee Schedule
View Copy Fees

Standard 4-Page Document
Price: $60.00
Additional Pages: $1.00

Non-Standard 4 page Document
(ex. 11×14 and/or without 3.5 x 5 are in upper right corner
Price: $69.00
Additional Pages: $1.00

UCC – CS, Amd FS, Prtl Rel FS, Asgn FS
Price: $40.00
Additional Pages: N/A

TS
Price: $32.00
Additional Pages: N/A

Plats of Subdivisions
Price: $98.00
Additional Pages: $1.00

Judgements, Corporations, & Power of Attorney
Price: $50.00
Additional Pages: $1.00

State Lien
Price: $11.00
Additional Pages: $1.00

Federal Lien
Price: $16.00
Additional Pages: $1.00

Recorder Downloads

Title
Recorder Fees 2018
 1 file(s)
August 28, 2018
Recorder Fees 2016
 1 file(s)
August 13, 2018
Recorder FOIA Request Form
 1 file(s)
January 25, 2018
Copy Fees
 1 file(s)
June 1, 2017
Recorder Fees 2013
 1 file(s)
October 10, 2013
Mechanic’s Lien
 1 file(s)
March 26, 2010
Release of Mortgage
 1 file(s)
May 18, 2009
Trustees Deed
 1 file(s)
May 18, 2009
Warranty Deed Joint Tenancy
 1 file(s)
May 18, 2009
Warranty Deed Statutory
 1 file(s)
May 18, 2009
Warranty Deed Tenancy by Entirety
 1 file(s)
May 18, 2009
Quit Claim Deed
 1 file(s)
May 18, 2009
Memo of Agreement for Deed
 1 file(s)
May 18, 2009
Executor’s Deed
 1 file(s)
May 18, 2009
Deed in Trust
 1 file(s)
May 18, 2009
Cemetery Deed
 1 file(s)
May 18, 2009
Bill of Sale
 1 file(s)
May 18, 2009
Assignment of Mortgage
 1 file(s)
May 18, 2009
Application for DD214
 1 file(s)
May 18, 2009
Administrator’s Deed
 1 file(s)
May 18, 2009