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$1 Fee Increase; Legislative Change to Real Estate & Family Bar

Monday, June 26, 2017   (0 Comments)
Posted by: Courtnie Norris
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Per Budget Bill HB1500, Item 365(C), by virtue of Open Space Preservation easements in Fairfax---as of July 1, 2017, there is a new, $1 fee on all recordations in the Fairfax Land Records.

FBA members may want to check with the Clerks in the other Circuitsin which they practice regarding whether the fee applies in those jurisdictions.


Consequently, in Fairfax, any Divorce filing THAT includes with it, an Order for the Restoration of Maiden Name (also know a Name Change), the total filing fee in Fairfax will now be $108. ($86 Complaint filing fee plus the now $22 Name Change incident to Divorce/Restoration of Maiden Name Order fee).

Also, per HB2035/SB870, at ยง17.1-258.3:1, as of July 1st there is a $5 fee for all paper recordings recorded in the Fairfax Land Records.

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