The Department of Revenue and GSCCCA collaborated to automate the PT-61 Real Estate Transfer Tax (RETT) filing and deed transfer form process. The process formerly involved the manual completion of a multi-part paper form, and now the form is completed on the GSCCCA website and a “reference copy” of the form is filed with the deed.
Before a deed, security instrument, or other writing can be recorded in the office of the Clerk of the Superior Court, the real estate transfer tax must be paid. Once the tax has been paid, the Clerk of the Superior Court, or their deputy, will attach to the deed, instrument or other writing a certification that the tax has been paid. GSCCCA now maintains a statewide database of the deed transfer forms and filings and provides the data to the Department of Revenue (DOR) and the Department of Audits (DOA) on a weekly basis.
PT-61 E-Filing Page
PT-61 Frequently Asked Questions