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Official Records Search

Our online official county records database has documents dating back to 1981. The database includes final judgments, land records, liens, deeds, and other public documents. The search will return a list of grantors/grantees or parties, the date of the document, the book and page number of the document, and other related information. The official records of Highlands County are public record and can be accessed in the following ways: 

  • Visit our Official Records Division at:
 Highlands County Clerk of Circuit Court & Comptroller 
 Government Center – 2nd Floor
 590 S Commerce Ave
 Sebring, Florida 33870
 
  • By Mail:
Mail a request for copies to the Recording Division along with the appropriate fee.  A detailed list of recording fees is shown  below.
 

Service

Fees

Recording, Indexing, Filing any instrument not more than 14” x 8.5”, First page

$10.00

Each additional page

$8.50

Indexing instruments recorded in the Official Records which contain more than 4 names, per additional name

$1.00

Documentary Stamps on Deeds, per hundred or fraction thereof

$0.70

Documentary Stamps on Mortgages, Notes, Agreements, etc., per hundred or fraction thereof

$0.35

Intangible Tax on Mortgages, Notes, Agreements, etc., two mills per dollar amount

$0.002

Examining, Certifying and Recording Plats and for Recording Condominium Exhibits, larger than 14” x 8.5”, First page

$30.00

Additional plat page

$15.00

Photographic copies of recorded large plats, per page

$5.00

Photographic copies of official record copies, per page

$1.00

Preparing of Declaration of Domicile

$7.00

Certifying copies of any instrument in the public records

$2.00

Notary Fee

$5.00

Recording of Lis Pendens, First page

$5.00

Recording of Lis Pendens, Second page

$4.00

Please Note: Postage is not supplied for Return US Mail. You will need  to provide us with a self-addressed stamped envelope.
 
 Highlands County Clerk of Circuit Court & Comptroller 
 Attention: Recording Division
 590 S Commerce Ave
 Sebring, Florida 33870
 
For all questions, please contact the Recording Division at (863) 402-6590 or email clkbusor@hcclerk.org
 
Disclaimer:
The Highlands County Clerk of Circuit Court & Comptroller strives to publish and maintain the most current and accurate information possible. No warranties, expressed or implied, are provided for this data, its use, or interpretation. All information provided through the online internet service is for informational purposes only and is not an official or certified record of the Clerk's Office.
 
Any cross-reference information provided, in addition to the Official Records' Index, is informational only and cannot be relied upon for accuracy or completeness. Users can only rely on the document itself and no conclusions should be made from the index without examining the document image directly. 
 
All information is subject to change without notice and should not be used for any official purpose.