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American Eagle is one of only six licensed and bonded abstractors that can provide abstracting services in Oklahoma County.

What is an Abstract of Title?

An abstract of title is a bound compilation of historic information concerning a tract of land based on its legal description. An abstract shows the entire chain of ownership from the time the title to the property was first recognized by the government to the present. This set of documents will also include any items filed in the court clerk’s office that pertain to the land. Therefore, the abstract can be used to establish “marketable title” to a piece of property. When the abstract has been brought to date, an abstractor will place a “certificate page” at the end of the abstract. This page certifies that the abstract includes all pertinent documents filed in land records, ad valorem tax payment status, personal property tax payment status, and any other court items that fall within the time period covered by the certificate – from the date the abstract was last certified to present.
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Filed Rates for Oklahoma County (Effective February 1, 2012)

Abstract Extension (Surface Only) Platted Unplatted
Less than 1 year and more than 180 days $300 $370
1 year and less than 2 years $375 $430
2 years but less than 5 years $425 $500
5 years but less than 10 years $450 $525
10 years but less than 15 years $500 $575
15 years or more $575 $625
Replacement or New Abstract (Surface Only) Platted Unplatted
One abstract $675 $700
Multiple Abstracts — New Subdivisions/New Construction
(Surface only — Same Chain of Title)
(On subdivisions through the plat and covenants, and on unplatted subdivisions through the point of original base certificate)
1 abstract (or base) (if one is not furnished) $675
2 abstracts $625/each
More than 2 abstracts $150/each
Multiple Abstracts — New Construction (1-4 Family Residential)
Uniform Abstract Certificate $150
(Must be 18 mos. or less)
Final Abstracting/Reports Platted Unplatted
Abstract Extension or Supplemental (6 mos. or less) $300 $370
Final Title Report $100 $100
Special Court Transcript Certificate $75
($5 for each additional page)
Unmatured Special Transcript Certificate $75
UCC Certificate $75
(5 names checked; $5 for each additional name)
Special Certificate (Judgments & Liens) $75
(As to judgments, up to 4 names, $5 for each additional name)
($5 for each additional page)
Special Certificate (Buyer Name) $75
Federal Court Certificate: $75
(4 names checked in Western District; $5 for each additional name)
Mineral Abstracts
Uniform Abstract Certificate $500
Charge Per Page $7
Charge Per Name (After 10 names) $7

Terminology

Unmatured Special Assessments Certificate: A certificate coming from the last abstract certification date that certifies as to the status of personal taxes, city liens for mowing and clearing, and securing open structures. The search is conducted by searching county clerk and county treasurers’ records for the owners’ names and the legal description.

UCC Certificate: A certificate coming from the last abstract certification date that certifies as to any outstanding UCC Financing Statements filed through Central filing in Oklahoma County.

Special Certificate (Judgments and Liens): A certificate based upon a 30-year search that certifies as to any outstanding judgments and liens of record, other than outstanding mortgages.

Special Certificate (Buyer Name): A certificate based upon a 30-year search that certifies as to any outstanding judgments and liens against the buyer to a transaction.