Athens-Clarke County Clerk of Court

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Notice to all security deed filers
Posted on 7/12/2022 10:08:24 AM

While HB974 becomes effective on July 1, 2023, this office strongly recommends that you immediately begin including the information madated in that legislation.

Clerks of Superior Court believe that including the nine items required will result in significantly fewer rejections by our offices.

Thanks for you attention to this request.

Beverly Logan

Clerk of Superior/State Court

Athens-Clarke County


HB 974 - Security Deed page one mandated information

Summary: Requires that the following information appear on the first page of all security deeds and that clerks offer eFiling for all real and personal property taxes:

  1. The date of the document;
  2. The names of the signatories of the document;
  3. The grantee's mailing address:
  4. Map and parcel identification information, if applicable;
  5. The original loan amount or the amount of any outstanding principal and additional advance pursuant to a loan modification;
  6. The initial maturity date or dates for such debt;
  7. The amount, if any, of the intangible recording tax imposed on such deed to secure debt;
  8. The amount, if any, of the intangible recording tax imposed for an additional advance secured by a security deed; and
  9. If no intangible tax is imposed, a citiation to the authority providing for an exemption of such tax.