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Cecil County Maryland Transfer Fee: Deeds, Titles & Land Transfers

Cecil_County_Maryland_Attorney_LawyerEffective July 1, 2015, there shall be paid to Cecil County, Maryland, before recording any deed or other instrument involving the transfer of an interest in land, a transfer fee in the amount of 0.5% of the consideration identified in the deed or other instrument recorded with the Clerk of Court for Cecil County. A transfer fee imposed does not apply to an instrument of writing exempt from the state transfer tax under Md. Code. Ann., Tax – Property, §13-207, and the transfer fee for first time home buyers shall be 0.25% of the consideration payable for the instrument of writing with the transfer fee to be paid entirely by the seller.

Properties under contract as of June 1, 2015 shall be subject to the existing transfer fee of ten dollars ($10.00), provided that settlement on the transfer of land occurs on or before August 31, 2015; eligible properties that fail to record the transfer on or before September 15, 2015 at the Cecil County Department of Finance will be assessed the new 0.5% transfer fee unless otherwise exempt.

To ensure your deed transfer is drafted and filed correctly under Maryland and county laws, call or e-mail now for a free confidential consultation: Maryland deed transfer lawyer Stephen J. Reichert at 410-299-4959, or by clicking here.

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Also Relevant Under Maryland Law

“No deed, mortgage, or deed of trust may be recorded unless it bears the certification of an attorney at law that the instrument has been prepared by an attorney or under an attorney’s supervision, or a certification that the instrument was prepared by one of the parties named in the instrument.”