Official Records

The Clerk of the Circuit Court is the county recorder. Copies of marriage licenses, deeds, mortgages, and other instruments are on file in the recording office of the Gulf County Courthouse.

Official records can be accessed by visiting the Clerk’s Office in Port St. Joe, the Wewahitchka Annex office or online by clicking here.  All official records are open to the public.

Deputy clerks are available to assist the public in searching for information.

Official Records Recording Fees History

Date Fees
From 1931 to June 30th, 1957 $00.10
From July 1st, 1957 to June 30th, 1963 $00.20
From July 1st, 1963 to September 30th, 1979 $00.30
From October 1st, 1979 to June 30th, 1981 $00.40
July 1st, 1981 to June 30th, 1985 $00.45
July 1st, 1985 to June 30th, 1987 $00.50
July 1st, 1987 to May 31st, 1991 $00.55
June 1st, 1991 to July 31st, 1992 $00.60
August 1st, 1992 to present $00.70

 


Official Records Services

Fees
16 mm 100′ Microfilm copies (per roll) $37.50
35 mm 100′ Microfilm copies (per roll) $52.50
Certifying and Recording plats
Each additional page
$30.00
$15.00
Recording instruments – 8 1/2 x 14
Each additional page
$10.00
$8.50

Documentary Stamps (anything that conveys real estate)
Doc Stamps on Deeds (computed on the total purchase price) $0.70 per $100
Doc Stamps on Mortgages (computed on the amount of mortgage rounded to the nearest $100.00) $0.35 per $100
Intangible tax (computed on the exact amount of mortgage) $0.20 per $100
Plat copy per page $5.00
Record Search per year $2.00
Extra names (per name over 4) $1.00

Old Deed Documentary Stamps
1931 TO 06/30/1957 $0.10 per $100
07/01/1957 TO 06/30/1963 $0.20 per $100
07/01/1963 TO 09/30/1979 $0.30 per $100
10/01/1979 TO 06/30/1981 $0.40
07/01/1981 TO 06/30/1985 $0.45
07/01/1985 TO 06/30/1987 $0.50
07/01/1987 TO 05/31/1991 $0.55
06/01/1991 TO 07/31/1992 $0.60
08/01/1992 TO PRESENT $0.70

 

To search Official Records, click here.

To learn about Marriage Licenses, click here.

To learn about Passports, click here.