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Real Estate Division Recordings

Uniform Commercial Code

Only original, national forms are accepted. Acknowledgment copies are mailed to the address provided in block 16 the day of recording. No rush recording provided. No forms provided. UCC forms available online at


Effective January 1, 2017 — Mandatory e-filing of Plats

Pursuant to House Bill 1004, all Plats must be electronically filed though

Go to:, Register your account as an Individual or Business.

For Any Additional Assistance

Contact GSCCA Customer Service  

(800) 304-5174 or

(404) 327-9760

Or e-mail:


Bond to Discharge Lien

Bond, Security or Cash, must be double the amount of the lien if commercial property or must state residential. Clerk must approve bond before it is recorded. Authority O.C.G.A 44-14-364

Materialmen / Laborers Lien 

Must be filed within 90 days from the date of completion of work or last day materials were furnished. Authority O.C.G.A. 44-14-361

Military Discharges

Documents are recorded immediately and returned. Authority O.C.G.A. 15-6-72. The following documents are accepted for recording:

Original Copy 4 of DD form 214 issued by United Sates Government, any copy of DD214 with a raised seal issued by the United States National Personnel Center, or United States Archives form 13038. 

Warranty Deeds

Unless it is a corrective deed, all Warranty Deeds require a PT-61 and payment of transfer tax at time of recording if not exempt. Authority O.C.G.A. 48-6-1; 48-6-2. PT-61's available online at Form must be completed online, printed and submitted with deed at time of recording. 

Security Deeds

Must be filed within 90 days from date of execution to avoid penalty and interest on intangible tax if the maturity date is more than three years or it is not exempt. Authority O.C.G.A. 48-6-61 

Effective January 1, 2017 — Mandatory e-filing of Plats - See Below


The DeKalb County Clerk of Superior Court records and indexes all DeKalb County real estate deeds, plats, condominium floor plans, Uniform Commercial Code Filings (UCC), General Execution Docket and Lien filings and Military Discharges.


This division is also responsible for personal property recordings. Personal property is recorded as a UCC Financing Statement. The purpose of this recording is to provide public notice that personal properties located in DeKalb County have outstanding liens against them.


The Real Estate Division receives and processes over 120,000 documents affecting title to real estate each year, which is equivalent to more than 380,000 pages, and requires approximately 480 deed books to be placed in the Record Room for public access each year. Over 16,000 mortgages are cancelled each year, and more than 45,000 cross-references are entered as a result of changes or amendments to deeds or mortgages. There are also over 16,000 U.C.C. Financing Statement transactions filed each year.

Residential Fraud Registry

DeKalb County Superior Court Clerk Debra DeBerry debuted an online Property Fraud Registry Alert System on Monday, February 24, 2014. The system is designed to provide property owners with the ability to register properties and receive notice anytime something is recorded on their property.

Real Estate Notes:

- We do not provide forms for filing


- Documents must be complete before

recording. All documents, except for regular

assignments, have to be signed, witnessed

and notarized.


​- All deeds of conveyance must have a

completed PT-61 (can be completed online, or in the Notary/Trade name

area of the Clerk's office.)


- State Identification is required for any filing.  

Real Estate  

DeKalb Clerk of Superior Court  - DeKalb County Courthouse -  556 North McDonough Street -  Ground Floor Decatur, GA 30030  - (404) 371-2836

Our real estate records date back to 1842 when the former records were lost in fire.

Helpful Real Estate Links

DeKalb County Clerk of Superior Court

Real Estate Division

Ground Floor

556 N. McDonough Street

Decatur, GA 30030

404- 371-2836


Monday thru Friday

8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

(Counter closes at 4:30 p.m. for recording)



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Please contact Chief Deputy Rick Setser at 404-371-2391.