Is it required to record a power of attorney and what is the cost to record?
We are not able to interpret the law, we can, however, show what the law states regarding a power of attorney.
Florida Statute 709.2106...
(5) Except as otherwise provided in the power of attorney, a photocopy or electronically transmitted copy of an original power of attorney has the same effect as the original. Notwithstanding this subsection, an original power of attorney that is relied upon to affect the title to real property may be required for recording in the official records.
(6) An original of a properly executed power of attorney may be presented to the clerk of the circuit court for recording in the official records as provided under s. 28.222 upon payment of the service charge as provided under s. 28.24.
An original power of attorney may be required to be recorded into the Official Records if it is relied upon to affect title to real property. Please seek legal advice regarding use of a power of attorney or review Florida Statute 709 Part II.
The recording fees are $10 for the first page and $8.50 for each page thereafter and $1 per name for indexing of names over four.
NOTE: A power of attorney for a minor child should not be recorded in public records unless it relates directly to real property.