June 16th, 2008: A DR-219 form will no longer be required upon recordation of any deed.  Section 201.022, F.S.S. has been repealed effective June 1, 2008.  As a result of Chapter 2008-24, Laws of Florida, a Form DR-219 (Return for Transfers of Interest in Real Property) is no longer required upon the recordation of any deed transferring an interest in real property.

      Please continue to provide either the Sale/Transfer Price or the Amount of Documentary Stamp Tax due when presenting the deed for recordation.

      Statement of Claim Tax Deed (pdf type & tab form)

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      ♦ Okeechobee County Marriage Provider List - updated: 1/19/2016

      March 19th, 2008: Official Records can only accept Passport Applications between the hours of 8:30 AM - 4:00 PM, Monday - Friday.

      NOTICE: Florida Law provides that on or after October 1, 2002, any person preparing or filing a document for recordation in the Official Records of Okeechobee County may not include a social security number in such document unless required by law.

       Any person has a right to request a county recorder to remove, from an image or copy of an official record placed on a county recorder's publicly available Internet website or on a publicly available Internet website used by a county recorder to display public records or otherwise made electronically available to the general public, any social security number contained in an official record. Such request must be made in writing and delivered by mail, facsimile, or electronic transmission, or delivered in person, to the county recorder. The request must specify the identification page number that contains the social security number to be redacted. A fee may not be charged for the redaction of a social security number pursuant to such a request.

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      Pursuant to Article V of the Florida Constitution and Section 28 of the Florida Statutes, the Clerk of the Circuit Court is the official recorder of all instruments that may, by law, be recorded in the county. The Clerk is required to record all instruments in one general series of books called the "Official Records." The Clerk must keep a register in which the names of the parties to the instrument, the kind of instrument, the filing number of the instrument, and the date and time of filing.

      As a recorder, the Clerk is responsible for keeping all papers filed in the office with the County's Official Records a variety of instruments such as: deeds, leases, bills of sale, agreements, mortgages, judgments, claims of lien, satisfactions, certificates of discharge, from military service, and any other instrument required or authorized by law to be recorded.    

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