NEWS: Kentucky Recording Fee Set to Increase January 1, 2020

NEWS: Kentucky Recording Fee Set to Increase January 1, 2020

The recording fees for most documents filed within the Commonwealth of Kentucky will increase January 1, 2020. To see the complete list of recording fees, click here.

Additionally, the Kentucky County of Clerks Association has formally adopted the Property Records Industry Association (PRIA) standards for Real Estate document formatting.

Legibility standards are as follows:

Paper weight:



20 lbs.
Paper size:



8 ½ x 11 preferred; 8 ½ x 14 accepted
Paper color: White; no water marks


Staples or binding:




One or two side print:


One side only



Impression Seals:

None allowed



Colored highlight markers:


None allowed

Margins: Top 3” of first page recommended for Recorder use, especially on right side of page (not recommended on last page); all other margins 1”



Ink color: Black preferred, with dark blue signatures




10-point Times New Roman or equivalent

Spacing:  9 lines per inch maximum

At AR&H, we’re dedicated to providing comprehensive, cost-effective legal solutions. If you have any questions about this recording fee increase or another legal concern, please contact an AR&H attorney.