How to record deeds in Miami has NEVER BEEN EASIER!
Miami-Dade has done something right. We used to have to travel downtown, pay for parking, and wait in line for at least an hour depending on the day of the week. The people behind those counters didn't want to be there, and didn't want US to be there either! It was a dreaded day, knowing you needed to go get an official document recorded in Miami-Dade County. Sound familiar?
Well, NO MORE!
They've made it super easy and quick. Many documents can now be officially e-recorded (electronically - recorded) through a third party, online! Yep, that's right. You don't need to leave your office or home. You simply upload the document to one of the approved vendors via their website or email, pay any applicable Miami-Dade County deed taxes and a small fee to that vendor for their recording service, and you're done! They will notify you within one to three (usually) business days of when your document is officially recorded and easily found, with recorded page number and receipt of fees.
How to record deeds in Miami, what's the cost of any applicable doc stamp tax, how long does it take to show up as officially recorded... all questions answered on Miami-Dade's Clerk of Courts County Recorder FAQ website.
On that site, Miami-Dade gives a list of approved e-recording vendors. We contacted each of these vendors to find out if they recorded deeds for individuals. Only ONE vendor on this list said they e-recorded documents for individuals. If you are an individual (versus a mortgage company or legal office that records many official documents regularly), contact t E-DOCS SOLUTIONS first and ask them any questions you have.
Here was our experience with them (below). We did use them to record a deed for us.
We did record a deed through E-DOCS SOLUTIONS.
We emailed them with a
few questions, they emailed back almost immediately answering
everything. The fee was small. The whole process took about ten minutes
to send them the document and payment and confirm they had what they
needed from us. Three business days later they emailed our confirmation
that the county had officially recorded our document.
We were given the
document back with the official stamp from Miami-Dade showing it was
official, with date, recorded page number etc. and proof of paid doc
stamp tax.It could not have been less painless. Check the Clerk
of Court, County Recorder website as their process may change from time
to time. They seem to update the page and directions, locations for help
and services periodically, make life for Miami-Dade residents just a