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 and anyone may obtain copies. If you are unable to supply the book and page of the instrument requested, you may use our public access computers or the index books at no charge to perform your own search. Deputy clerks are available to assist the public in searching for information at the rate of $2.00 per year, per name. All official record copies printed in our office cost $1.00 per page. Certified copies require an additional $2.00 per document.
Proper preparation of documents lies with the customer, requirements can be found in Florida Statute 695.26. There may be other statutory requirements for making a conveyance valid, which are not within the scope of the recording office to dictate. Most blank document forms are available in our office, however, Gulf County Clerks cannot help you fill out your forms. We suggest that you contact a professional who is experienced with preparing documents to assist you. A deed is a written instrument that transfers the title of real estate from the Grantor to the Grantee and it is very important that the form is completed and reviewed by someone that is experienced with deed preparation.
Pursuant to Florida Statute 201.02 the Clerk of Courts is to collect documentary stamps on certain documents and pursuant to Florida Statute 201.08 the Clerk of Courts is to collect intangible tax on certain documents when recorded. Taxation and Finance “Excise Tax on Documents” is covered in Chapter 201 of the Florida Statutes.
Official Records Services
|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
|Recording instruments – up to 8 1/2 x 14|
Each additional page
|Documentary Stamps (anything that conveys real estate)|
|Doc Stamps on Deeds (per $100 or fraction thereof)||$0.70 per $100|
|Doc Stamps on Mortgages (per $100.00 or fraction thereof)||$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.