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The Collection and Enforcement Administration (CEA) will have limited availability on Wednesday, June 12, with fewer staff members available. As a result, you may experience longer wait times. Normal operations will resume on Thursday, June 13. Thank you for your patience during this time.


Effective 2/26/24, OTR's Cashier's Office is now located at 1100 4th Street, SW, Suite E200, Washington, DC 20024.

In-person appointments for OTR’s Walk-In Center and the Recorder of Deeds Office can be made here.

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Recorder of Deeds - Fee Charges

Effective January 1, 2012, exclusive of any surcharge applicable pursuant to D.C. Official Code 42-1211 (2011 Supp.) or other provision of law, the following fees shall be charged for recording documents and obtaining copies of documents in the Office of the Recorder of Deeds:

(a)  One hundred fifty dollars ($150) for the recordation of any and all deeds of trust, mortgages, modifications to deeds of trust, amendments to deeds of trust, or amended and restated deeds of trust;

(b) Twenty-five dollars ($25) for the recordation of all other documents;

(c)  Two dollars and twenty- five cents ($2.25) per page for a copy of  a document; and

(d) Two dollars and twenty - five cents ($2.25) per document for certification of a copied document.

The surcharge fee ($6.50 per document) remains in effect and is an additional fee to (a) and (b) above. Please note that effective July 1st, 2024, the surcharge fee will be $5.00.

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