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Recorder of Deeds Office

Hon. Betty Lou McKenna, - Recorder

Vanessa L. Laughman, - Deputy Recorder

555 Bay Rd Dover, DE 19901

(302) 744-2314  / Fax: (302) 736-2035

Email:  recorder@co.kent.de.us

 

Office Hours: 8:00am-5:00pm Mon.-Fri.

Recording Hours: 8:00am - 3:00 Mon.-Fri

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Realty Transfer Tax Rates

 

Town Local Rate % State Rate %

Taxes Collected

by County?

 1st Buyer  

Kent County

(unincorporated

 areas)

1.5 2.5 Yes Yes
Bowers 1.5 2.5    
Camden 1.5 2.5 Yes  
Cheswold 1.5 2.5 Yes  
Clayton 1.5 2.5 Yes  
Dover 1.5 2.5   Yes - 1/2
Farmington 1.5 2.5 Yes Yes
Felton 1.5 2.5 Yes Yes - 1/2
Frederica 1.5 2.5 Yes  
Harrington 1.5 2.5   Yes
Hartly 1 3    
Houston 1.5 2.5 Yes  
Kenton 1 3 Yes  
Leipsic 1.5 2.5 Yes  
Little Creek 1.5 2.5 Yes  
Magnolia 1.5 2.5    
Milford 1.5 2.5 Yes Yes
Smyrna 1.5 2.5 Yes  
Viola 1.5 2.5 Yes  
Woodside 1 3 Yes  
Wyoming 1.5 2.5 Yes  

 

 

All transfer checks must me made payable to: Kent County Recorder of Deeds

 

First time home buyers in certain jurisdictions may be eligilble for a transfer tax exemption.  Please consult your legal and real estate advisors for requirements.

 

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