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  • Real Estate Division
  • Deeds/Liens
  • Filing Fees
  • Locating Records
  • Notary Public
  • Plats
  • Trade Names
  • Uniform Commercial Code (UCC)
  • Misc. Information

Real Estate Division

Land Records Search

 


The Real Estate Division is responsible for receiving, recording, processing, indexing, and maintaining a copy of all documents related to real estate within Henry County. Uniform Commercial Code (UCC) is also filed here and serves public notice that personal properties (equipment, furnishing, vehicles, crops, etc.) have outstanding liens against them.

 

This office also handles Notary Public Commissions, Trade Name Registrations and DD214s.

Real Estate: (770) 288-8022

Property deeds can be viewed online at the Georgia Superior Court Clerks’ Cooperative Authority website here.

We have launched a new eCommerce search site. We currently have all of our Real Estate index records from 1822 to Current available on-line.  Images available from 1822 to Current. To search these records online, please use the following link: https://hcwebb.boca.co.henry.ga.us/lrssearch

Guest Users:
If you don’t want to create an account at this time, you can view index information. However you will not be able to view images.  Simply click the login as guest button to the left under the login box.

For New Subscribers:
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Deeds/Liens

You may search for deeds/liens online here

The cost for filing the FIRST PAGE of the following instruments will be $10.00 (Each additional page - $2.00)

  • Deeds (all kinds or types by any name or description)
  • Quit-Claim Deeds/Release
  • Deed of Trust
  • Security Deeds/Mortgages Deeds/Deeds to Secure Debt
  • Modifications/Additional Loan Agreements
  • Affidavits
  • Certificates
  • Power of Attorney (relative to real estate)
  • Notice (Such as to payment of intangible tax on previously recorded security deeds, etc.)
  • Cancellation of Deeds (additional page fee does not apply if cancellation appears on original document.)

Multi Cancellation/Release Instruments:

Effective 07/01/2008, for any instrument that includes a request to cancel, satisfy, or release one or more real estate instrument the fee shall be as follows [OCGA 15-6-77(o)(2) & 47-14-51(b)]:

  • $10 per instrument cancelled, satisfied, or released
  • $2 per cross indexing of each instrument
  • $2 for each additional page

The cost for filing the FIRST PAGE of the following instruments will be $5.00 (Each additional page - $2.00)

  • Liens of real property (such as Materialsmans Lien)
  • Tax Liens
  • Writ of fieri facias
  • Hospital Liens
  • Assignments (Per deed assigned, additional page fee does not apply.)
  • Lis Pendens
  • Written Information of Utilities
  • Cancellation of writs of fieri facias
  • Cancellation of Liens (such as Materialmans Lien)

Multi Cancellation/Release Instruments:

Effective 07/01/08, for any instrument that includes a request to cancel, satisfy, or release one or more lien instruments the fee shall be as follows: [O.C.G.A. 15-6-77(o)(3) & 47-14-51(b)]

  • $5 per instr. cancelled, satisfied or released
  • $2 per cross indexing of each instrument
  • $2 for each additional page

Filing & Copy Fees

  • Deeds (Deeds, Affidavits, Agreements, etc.): 1st page $10.00; 2nd page and more: $2.00
  • Cancellation of Security Deed*: 1st page $10.00; 2nd page and more: $2.00
  • Assignments of Security Deeds: 1st page $5.00; 2nd page and more: No charge
  • Quit Claim Deed of Release*: 1st page $10.00; 2nd page and more: $2.00
  • Plats, Maps and Condominium Floor plans: 1st page $8.00; 2nd page and more: $8.00
  • Cross-indexing to previous instrument (mandatory or by request)*: 1st page $2.00

Effective 07/01/2008 - O.C.G.A. 15-6-77(o)(1) & (4)] This includes mandatory & requested cross references.

*Documents with (*) contain mandatory cross indexing

Multi Cancellation/Release Instruments:

Effective 7/1/2008, for any instrument that includes a request to cancel, satisfy, or release one or more leins the fee shall be as follows:

  • $10 per instr. Cancelled, satisfied or released
  • $2 per cross indexing of each instrument
  • $2 for each additional page

****  PT-61 E-FILING
** REQUIRED WITH ALL TITLE CHANGES

 


 

Other Fees

  • General Execution or Lien Recording: 1st page $5.00; 2nd page and more: $2.00
  • Materialman’s Liens, Notices, Bonds*: 1st page $5.00; 2nd page and more: $2.00
  • Lis Pendens: 1st page $5.00; 2nd page and more: $2.00
  • Hospital Lien: 1st page $5.00; 2nd page and more: $2.00
  • Federal Tax Lien: 1st page $5.00; 2nd page and more: $2.00
  • All Lien Cancellation or Release per instrument*: 1st page $5.00; 2nd page and more: $2.00
  • Nulla Bona Entry*: 1st page $5.00; 2nd page and more: $2.00
  • Cross-indexing to previous instrument (mandatory or by request): 1st page $5.00; 2nd page and more: $2.00

Effective 07/01/2008 - O.C.G.A. 15-6-77(o)(1) & (4)] This includes mandatory & requested cross references.

*Documents with (*) contain mandatory cross indexing

Multi Cancellation/Release Instruments:

Effective 7/1/2008, for any instrument that includes a request to cancel, satisfy, or release one or more leins the fee shall be as follows:

  • $5 per instr. Cancelled, satisfied or released
  • $2 per cross indexing of each instrument
  • $2 for each additional page

 


Misc. Costs For Real Estate
  • Copy, Uncertified, if no assistance required, per page: $0.50
  • Copy, Uncertified, if assistance is required, per page: $1.00
  • Copy, Certified first page: $2.50;Each page after first: $0.50
  • Copy, Oversize, Larger than 8½” x 14”, per page: $2.00
  • Computer Printouts, per page or equivalent: $2.00
  • Copy, Faxed or Electronic, first page: $2.50; Each page after first: $1.00
  • Certificate of pending action or unsatisfied judgment as provided in OCGA 40-9-40: $3.00

The Clerk's Office accepts checks, cash or money orders. Please make checks payable to Clerk of Superior Court.

Locating Records

You may search for deeds and liens online here and you may search real estate property records here.

To locate real estate records, it is time saving to have the following information prior to coming to our office:

  1. Buyer’s Name (grantee)
  2. Seller’s Name (grantor)
  3. Date of the transaction

This information is necessary to search the real estate indices to find a book and page number.

Misc. Records

To locate records on the General Execution Docket, Trade Names, Charters, Limited Partnerships, General Partnerships, or Notary Public appointments, it is time saving to have the following information before coming to our office:

  1. General Execution Docket - name of plaintiff or defendant and the date ofjudgment
  2. Trade Names - name of the business
  3. Charters - name of the corporation
  4. Limited/General Partnerships - name of the corporation
  5. Notary Public - name of the notary and date of commission

Should you have trouble locating or copying records, any employee in the Clerk‘s Office are available to assist you.

This office cannot research information about recorded documents by telephone. The information maintained is public record, and anyone may come in to research documents. Deputy clerks are available to assist Monday - Friday, 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. To research documents online, please click here.

Guest Users:
If you don’t want to create an account at this time, you can view index information.  However you will not be able to view images.  Simply click the login as guest button to the left under the login box.

For New Subscribers:
Creating an account is quick and easy!

Notary Public

Becoming a Notary Public and applicable laws are available through the Georgia Superior Court Clerks' Cooperative Authority (GSCCCA).

Renewal Applications must be processed PRIOR TO EXPIRATION of an existing, active Henry County notary commission. A commission can be renewed no earlier than 30 days prior to expiration.

Effective May 16, 2016 - Notary Fees have Changed:

HB 41 recently passed and signed by the Governor changes Notary Appointment fees to - $42.00

HB 41 provides ”that the judicial operations fund fee shall not apply to the issuance of certificates of appointment and reappointment of notaries public." Therefore, effective immediately, the fee for the issuance of a certificate of appointment or reappointment should not include the $125 Judicial Operations Fund Fee.

Notary Application Fees

  • New Commission: $42.00
  • Renewal Commission, in office: $42.00
  • Renewal Commission, by mail (must pay by credit card)

New & Renewal Application Instructions

  • You must apply in the county in which you reside.  When applying for a New Notary Commission, the character witnesses must also be residents of Henry County and they must sign the application.
  • Please go to www.gsccca.org/projects/npapp.asp to complete an application.  Completed applications should be brought to this office for processing within 30 days of the online entry.  Applications not processed within 30 days will be deleted from the online system.
  • Please bring in a valid driver's license.  Make sure that the address on the application matches the address on your license.  Should the addresses not match, you must provide a utility bill showing your name and current address. Between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 4;15 p.m. Monday through Friday.
  • The Clerks' Authority (GSCCCA) is offering notary training for those interested.  This training is optional. For more information, go to training.gsccca.org.

Special Instructions for Renewal by Mail

  • Please remember, we cannot process a renewal application any sooner than 30 days prior to expiration, nor can we process the application if the commission has already expired.  Any renewal packets received in this office after the expiration date will be rejected.
  • When completing the application packet online with the GSCCCA, please follow all instructions  carefully.  Failure to do so could cause your application to be rejected.
  • Payment information will be entered during the application process at the GSCCCA website.  GSCCCA will not charge your credit card until your application is processed and accepted in this Clerk's Office.  In the event of a Card Error message during processing, we must reject the application packet back to you in the mail without processing.  You would then need to complete another application.
  • A Renewal Application By Mail that includes a name change cannot be processed unless proof of the name change is provided.

Plats

To obtain copies of plats or documents through the mail, a written request must be submitted along with book and page information and copy fee.

Mail request to:
Clerk of Superior Court
1 Courthouse Square
McDonough, GA 30253

Plat Fees

  • Regular copies: .50 per page
  • Certified copies: First page: $2.50; Each additional page: .50 per page
  • Plats filing fee: $8.00; $8.00 additional pages
  • Condominium Floor Plans: $8.00; $8.00 additional pages
  • Plat copies: Full page: $3.00; Half page: $1.50

The Clerk’s Office accepts checks, cash or money orders. Make check(s) payable to Clerk of Superior Court.

Trade Names

Georgia law requires that every person, firm or partnership carrying on in this state any trade or business under any trade name or partnership name which does not disclose the individual ownership of the trade, business or profession shall before commencing to do business, file a registration statement in the office of the Clerk of Superior Court and that notice of such filing shall be published in the legal organ of the county once a week for two weeks.

Henry Daily Herald
38 Sloan Street
McDonough, GA 30253               
(770) 957-9161

The law further provides that any person, firm or partnership or corporation subject to such law carrying on any trade or business without filing registration as required shall be guilty of a misdemeanor and may be subject to other penalty or forfeiture. (O.C.G.A. 10-1-493)

IT SHOULD NOT BE ASSUMED THAT TRADE NAME REGISTRATION PURSUANT TO THIS LAW NECESSARILY “SECURES” OR “PROTECTS” THE USE OF THE NAME REGISTERED EXCLUSIVELY TO THE USE OR BENEFIT OF THE PERSON FILING THE REGISTRATION. AS THE LAW CONCERNING PROTECTION OF TRADE NAME IS VERY COMPLEX AND RIGHTS IN AND ANY GIVEN NAME MAY DEPEND ON THE FACTUAL CIRCUMSTANCES PRESENTED, IT IS SUGGESTED THAT YOU CONSULT YOUR ATTORNEY FOR GUIDANCE IN THE EVENT YOU ARE CONCERNED WITH PROTECTING THE USE OF SUCH NAME.

The employees in this office will be happy to assist you with the filing of your registration statement but are prohibited from giving any legal advice on legal issues.

Fees

  • $162.00 FILING FEE TO: Clerk of Superior Court
  • $40.00 PUBLICATION FEE TO: Henry Daily Herald ( 200 words)
  • $60.00 PUBLICATION FEE ( OVER 200 WORDS )

You may download the trade name application form here (PDF).

Uniform Commercial Code (UCC)

NOTICE: The Henry County Superior Court Clerk’s office is proud to announce that effective July 15, 2010 UCCs may be filed online.  In an effort to provide ease and convenience, Henry County Superior Court Clerk’s office, in conjunction with the Georgia Superior Court Clerks’ Cooperative Authority, has developed an online electronic filing portal.  Go to http://efile.gsccca.org, register and begin filing electronically.

We hope that you find this service to be beneficial as Henry County Superior Court Clerk’s office continues to explore and implement new ways to improve services delivered to the citizens of Henry County.

UCC forms are available FREE on the Georgia Superior Court Clerks’ Cooperative Authority website here.

The cost for filing is as follows:

  • Financing Statement (UCC-1): 1st page: $10; 2nd & Over: $2
  • Financing Statement with Assignment (UCC-1): 1st page: $20; 2nd & over: $2
  • Real Estate Notice Filing (UCC-2): 1st page: $10; 2nd & Over: $2
  • Amendment or Assignment (UCC-3): 1st page: $10; 2nd & Over: $2
  • Continuation (UCC-3): 1st page: $10; 2nd & Over: $2
  • Termination or Release (UCC-3): 1st page: $10; 2nd & Over: $2
  • Personal Property Lien (Non-UCC): 1st page: $5; 2nd & over: $2
  • Personal Property Cancellation (Non-UCC): 1st page: $5; 2nd & over: $2
  • Personal Property Recording Other: 1st page: $5; 2nd & over: $2

Uncertified copies furnished without Clerk’s Office assistance: .50 per page.

Uncertified copies furnished with Clerk’s Office assistance: $1.00 per page.

Certified copies, from the Clerk’s Office including certificate and seal,

First page: $2.50 (Each additional page .50 per page)

The Uniform Commercial Code (UCC) can be reviewed online at the Georgia Superior Court Clerks’ Cooperative Authority website here.

Misc. Information

DD214s/Veteran Discharge

  • Original separation papers (Member 1 & 4): No filing fee.
  • Certified copy: First page: $2.50; Each additional page: .50 per page

General & Limited Partnerships

Per O.C.G.A. 14-8-62(a) & 15-6-77(g)(16)]. Recording fee including amendments: $206.00

Copy Fees

  • Self-Service Copies: $0.50 Each Page
  • Copies with Assistance: $1.00 Each Page
  • Mail Ordered Copies: $1.00 Each Page
  • Certified Copies: $2.50 First Page / $0.50 Each Page Thereafter
  • Full Size Plat Copies: $3.00 Each Page
  • Faxed Copies: $2.50 First Page / $1.00 Each Page Thereafter

Notary authentication certificate: $2.50