The County Connection

The County Connection

Posted: Wednesday, May 11, 2011 8:01 pm
By: Shawn Francisco and Marci Floyd, Special to The Press

Donna Winstead Snyder, the Register of Deeds, and her staff April Jones and Shan Roberts assisted with the answering of our question for this month.
How do I add or put someone else’s name on my deed?  A copy of your deed or your original deed must be taken to an attorney’s office so that the attorney can see the legal description and or the boundaries of the property and the name the original deed is in.  The attorney will then prepare a new document and then the new document needs to be brought in to the Register’s Office for recording.  The cost for recording a warranty deed is based on the value of the property or the actual amount paid whichever is greater.  The fee is calculated as follows $3.70 per thousand and $5 per page, plus the register and recording fee of $3. When you buy a piece of property it is in your best interest to record your deed immediately.  For the costs of recording other types of documents feel free to contact the Registers Office at 731-364-3646.
The Register’s Office is located on the first floor of the Courthouse.  You may come in the Register’s Office anytime and obtain a copy of your deed, mortgage, military discharge, power of attorney, plats, court decrees, liens, releases, and many other documents.  The Register’s Office can mail, e-mail, or fax any of the above information.  Certified copies may also be obtained in the office.  With the great technology that is available today the office has records from 1995 to present on the computer that makes documents available instantly.
If you have a question you would like answered in next months article please send us an email to wctrustee@frontiernet.net or franciscos@k12tn.net and we will do our best to get your question answered.  
Shawn Francisco is the Weakley County director of finance and Marci Floyd is the Weakley County trustee.

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