Deed Requirements

All property taxes must be paid up to date before a property can be transferred.

The following items must be completed or the deed will not be accepted:

  • Parcel # or Tax ID # or State Key
  • Full legal description of property being transferred
  • Prior deed reference
  • Tax billing address

You will take the Deed and Sales Disclosure (if needed) to the Assessor’s office. They will check all information and stamp it. You will then take it to the Auditor’s office to transfer the property. Last you will take it to the Recorder’s office to be recorded.

Effective 10/1/23 there is a $10 transfer fee per parcel payable to the Ripley County Auditor.

Sales Disclosure Information

A Sales Disclosure must accompany the Deed if:

  • Money is involved
  • Compulsory Transaction (foreclosure, divorce, court order, judgment, condemnation, or probate)
  • Documents involving the partition of land between tenants in common, joint tenants, or tenants by the entirety
  • Transfer to a charity, not-for-profit organization, or government
  • Easements or right-of-way grants


  • A Disclosure fee of $20 is required if box number one is checked yes.
  • If you checked yes on any number 1-7, you need this form and fee.
  • If you checked yes on any number 8-10, you need this form and no fee.
  • If you didn’t check yes on any number, no form is needed. Just a $10 transfer fee.
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