Overton County Register of Deeds PDF Print E-mail
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FRANKLIN D. "PECK" SMITH is a life long resident of Overton County. He was elected to office in 1990 and has served the people of Overton County for 20 years. The son of the late Walter & Mary Sells Smith of Overton County, Mr. Smith is married to Talitha Jean Qualls Smith.

Peck and Jean have 5 children, Kimberly Copeland married to Cris Copeland, Debbie Lee married to Randy Lee, Paula Smith, Paul Smith married to Penny Stover Smith and Barbara McDonald married to Jonathan McDonald. Peck and Jean are blessed with 6 grandchildren, Oakley Copeland, Starr Lee, Shelby Smith, Lydia Smith, Mia McDonald and Myla McDonald. Peck is a member of Livingston Church of Christ, the Civitan Club and Mason's. He is also a member of the Tennessee Register of Deeds Association and COAT (County Official Association of Tennessee). Peck spends his spare time on the golf course and playing with his grandchildren.

His employees are Kim Copeland, Geraldine Stover and Debbie Lee 

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Left to Right: Franklin "Peck" Smith, Geraldine Stover. Not Pictured: Kim Copeland, Debbie Lee.

Basic Recording Fees:

Deed/Deed of Trust/Mortgage.........$12.00 up to and including two pages
Amendment/Modification.................$12.00 up to and including two pages
Assignment/Release.........................$12.00 up to and including two pages

Additional Recording Fees (add all fees that can apply):

Additional pages or attachments.......$ 5.00 per additional page
Multiple assignments or releases.......$ 5.00 per reference after first
Recording fee note 1: Limit blanket assignments and releases to 25 per instrument

Transfer/Financing Fees/Taxes:

Deed transfer tax.............................$ 0.37 per $100
Mortgage tax...................................$ 0.115 per $100
The first $2,000.00 of indebtedness is exempt from mortgage tax. Add $1.00 probate fee to total taxes paid.

Real Estate Certification:

Certification fee..............................$ 1.00 per page
Certification fee maps.....................$ 5.00

Document/Recording Notes/Questions

Document Referencing System: Book and Page (format ex.: T508 Pg 61/Bk 1411 Pg 32)
Trust deeds, mortgages, modification agreements and assignments must include the statement, "Maximum principal indebtedness for Tennessee recording tax purposes is $_____."
Originals of real estate documents are always returned after recording. A self addressed stamped return envelope is requested for return purposes.

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Address/Phone:

317 E. University Avenue,

Livingston, Tennessee 38570 (931) 823-4011

Hours of Operation:

Monday - Friday 8:00 am - 4:30 pm

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