Here’s a gift, SC dirt lawyers: Your official recording fee list!

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This blog reported on May 29 that South Carolina Governor McMaster signed House Bill 3243 into law on May 16. This legislation, called the Predictable Recording Fee Act (S.C. Code §8-21-310), will streamline document filing in ROD offices by creating predictable fees for many commonly recorded documents such as deeds and mortgages. The new law will take effect on August 1, 2019. You and your staff will no longer have to count pages for documents to be recorded!

You can read the short but effective statute here.

My friend and colleague, Jennifer Rubin, was instrumental in the creation and passage of this legislation. Jennifer drafted the legislation and spearheaded Palmetto Land Title Association’s efforts to get the bill passed. Since the legislation was enacted, Jennifer has worked with members of South Carolina Court Administration, as well as leaders in ROD offices throughout the state, to draft a uniform recording fee schedule.  Attached is the newly created official recording fee list.

This law should simplify and streamline your practice and result in significant time and money savings for you and your clients.

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2 thoughts on “Here’s a gift, SC dirt lawyers: Your official recording fee list!

  1. Carolyn Carmody

    Hi Claire,

    As always thank you very much for a fantastic blog!!! I always enjoy reading it.

    I am having trouble viewing the new list of recording fees. I can access page 1 of the 13 page document but cannot scroll to the additional pages. Is there a way to download the document?

    Thank you again!

    Carolyn Carmody Attorney at Law Email: Sclaw2015@yahoo.com Telephone: (843) 605-1660

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