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Cross Indexing and Multi-Document Cancellations

Georgia Law provides additional fees for cross indexing real estate and lien documents and for filing and recording multi-document cancellations.

The law establishes a $2 fee for cross indexing:

  • Any instrument that is statutorily required to be cross indexed, canceled, satisfied, or released, and
  • Any other instrument upon request of the filing party.

Instruments required to be cross indexed by statute include:

  • Corrective Instrumentation
  • Cancellation or Release (including partials and quit claim deeds of release)
  • Deed Under Power (disclosure deed) or Deed in Lieu of Foreclosure
  • Assignment
  • Affidavit (affecting title)
  • Nulla Bona
  • Notice of Suit Filed
  • Tax Sale Deed for Title
  • Re-Filed Deed or Lien in response to a change in county line
  • Order Vacating Judgement
  • Non Conforming Lien Removal
  • Personal property Llien Extension Affidavits
  • Settlement of Final Judgment (cross index to Lis Pendens)
  • Notice of Content Lien

Multi-Document Cancellations
The law also provides for recording any investment that includes a request to cancel, satisfy, or release more than one real estate instrument, the fee shall be as follows:

  • $10.00 per instrument being canceled, satisfied, or released
  • $2.00 per cross indexing of each instrument
  • $2.00 for each additional page

For recording any instrument that includes a request to cancel, satisfy, or release more than one lien instrument, the fee shall be as follows:

  • $5.00 per instrument being canceled, satisfied, or released
  • $2.00 per cross indexing of each instrument
  • $2.00 for each additional page