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Recording Fee

In real estate, a fee the local government assesses for placing the sale of a property in the public record.
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recording fee

A fee charged by the office that accepts real estate-related documents for recordation. The term is used generically and is meant to include the actual recording fee, the transfer taxes,  the indexing fees, and other such related costs.

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