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County Clerk's Office
77 Fairfax Street, Room 102
Berkeley Springs, WV 25411
Phone: (304)258-8547
Fax: (304)258-8545




 

May 1, 2018

 
MORGAN COUNTY, WEST VIRGINIA
 
Please leave a 1 ½ inch margin in the top right corner of the first page and at least 1 inch at the bottom of the last page for recording information and stamps.
 
(DEEDS (Including Quitclaim and Warranty Deeds) MUST HAVE A COMPLETED TRANSFER FORM WITH THEM)
 
DEED WITH CONSIDERATION                                 $46.00 UP TO 5 PAGES – PLUS TRANSFER FEES – Declaration of Consideration needs to match what is on the transfer form whether there is a value or exemption. Also, the reason for the exemption must be included.
 
$26.00 FOR ALL DOCUMENTS UP TO 5 PAGES
DEED W/O CONSIDERATION    
TRANSFER ON DEATH DEED
DEED OF TRUST
SECURITY AGREEMENTS OR FIXTURE FILINGS CONCERNING REAL ESTATE
RIGHT A WAYS W/CONSIDERATION
 
 
$11.00 FOR ALL DOCUMENTS UP TO 5 PAGES
POWER OF ATTORNEY                                                                               LIS PENDENS
AGREEMENT LIEN INDEX                                                                         AMENDMENTS DEED OF TRUST
AGREMENT DEED INDEX
LARGE PLATS
SMALL PLATS
SUBSTITUTE TRUSTEE
LEASE AGREEMENT
LAND CONTRACT
RIGHT OF WAYS
RELEASES
ASSIGNMENTS
CERTIFICATE OF INCORPORATION
CHURCH TRUSTEES
ABSTRACT JUDGMENTS                             (ORIGINAL JUDGMENTS WILL BE KEPT AT THE OFFICE, IF YOU
JUDGMENT LIENS                                                         NEED A COPY RETURNED TO YOU PLEASE INCLUDE IT WITH
MECHANICS LIENS                                                                        THE ORIGINAL)
WRIT OF EXECUTION
AMENDMENTS DEED OF TRUST
SUBORDINATION AGREEMENTS
COURT ORDERS & AFFIDAVITS
 
TRUSTEE’S REPORT OF SALES                               $41.00 MUST INCLUDE DISCLOSURE FORM
 
 
UCC’S                                                                                   $11.00 MUST INCLUDE 3 COPIES AND A RETURN ENVELOPE
(UCC’s that are using Land as credit will be treated as a Deed of trust)
(FINANCING STATEMENT, TERMINATIONS, CONTINUATIONS, AMENDMENTS, ETC.)
 
MARRIAGE LICENSE                    $36.  (With marriage counseling – letter required from whoever provided counseling)
                                                                $56   (Without Marriage Counseling)
 
$5.00 PER CERTIFIED COPY – ID Required
BIRTH CERTIFICATE  
MARRIAGE CERTIFICATE
DEATH CERTIFICATE
 
JUSTIFICATION OF SURETY                                          $2.50
 
COPIES                                                                                $1.50 FIRST TWO PAGES $1.00 EACH ADDITIONAL PAGE
 
CERTIFICATE OF ACTING                                            $2.50 PER CERTIFIED COPY
 
TRUE ATTEST WITH SEAL                                           $1.00 PER DOCUMENT
 
DD-214 (military discharge papers)                                 FREE – to obtain copies, ID is required.
 

  • ALL DOCUMENTS CONTAINING MORE THAN (5) PAGES WILL BE $1.00 FOR EACH ADDITIONAL PAGE.  IN ADDITION, DOCUMENTS CONTAINING MORE THAN 10 PAGES WILL BE CHARGED AN ADDITIONAL $1.00 FOR EVERY 10th PAGE. Example: for an $11 document: A five page document is $11, an eight page document is $14, an eleven page document would be $18, and a twenty page document would be $28.

 
  • ALLOW ONE WEEK FOR RETURN OF ORIGINAL DOCUMENTS EXCEPT JUDGMENTS

 
  • CASH, MONEY ORDER, OR BUSINESS CHECKS ONLY. WE DO NOT ACCEPT CREDIT CARDS

 
TRANSFER TAXES
 
Money must be included for any Deed that has a declaration of value amount.
 
Total: $3.85 per $500
 
$1.10 per $500 – State Excise tax
$1.65 per $500 – County Excise Tax
$1.10 per $100 – County Excise Tax for Farmland Protection
 
Examples:
    Consideration       Transfer Tax         
          0 - 100                 No Fee
      101 - 500               $   3.85               
      501 - 1,000                        $   7.70
   1,001 - 1,500                        $ 15.40
   1,501 - 2,000                        $ 19.25