CHAPTER 381

FORMERLY

SENATE BILL NO. 297

AN ACT TO AMEND TITLE 9 OF THE DELAWARE CODE RELATING TO COLLECTION OF RECORDING FEES.

BE IT ENACTED BY THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF THE STATE OF DELAWARE:

Section 1. Amend § 9607, Title 9 of the Delaware Code, by making deletions as shown by strike through and insertions as shown by underline as follows:

§ 9607 Collection of recording fees; certain taxes; Housing Development Fund surcharge; Delaware Cultural Access Fund fee.

(b) The recorder of each county shall collect, for each document or paper recorded or filed, a surcharge of $5.00 for the support of the Housing Development Fund and an additional $25 fee for the support of the Delaware Cultural Access Fund. The surcharge of $5.00 and the additional $25 fee is included in the assessment fee collected by each county in accordance with § 103(c)(6) of Title 8. Any instrument for which an assessment fee is charged shall be considered 1 document for purposes of determining the surcharge of $5.00 and the $25 fee. If a county, by ordinance, waives county recording fees for common interest communities or civic associations, the recorder for that county shall not collect the surcharge of $5.00 or fee of $25 under this subsection for any document or paper recorded or filed by a common interest community or civic association.

Approved August 10, 2016