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Documentary Stamp Tax

Documentary Stamp Tax
  • This tax is collected on all non-exempt transactions when a parcel of land changes ownership. It is $2.25 per $1000.00 of the sale price and may be payable to the Register of Deeds Office at the time of filing. Documentary Stamp Tax and the recording fees can be paid together, all though some prefer to make the checks separate. Checks are to be made payable to the Keith County Clerk.
  • A 521 Real Estate Transfer Statement form is required when a Deed, Easement or Lease is filed.