Documents must have the name, phone number and address of the person the original document will be returned to.
All deeds and deeds of trust must have the name of the person or law firm who drafted the document on the front page of the document, and all conveyances of land must have the tax ID number and grantee address on the front page. The tax ID number can be obtained from the land records department of the county tax office, telephone 910-798-7300. See fee schedule page for recording fees and excise tax information.
All instruments presented for registration on paper shall meet all of the following requirements:
State the type of instrument at the top of the first page. (Not in blank margin)If an instrument does not meet these requirements, the register of deeds shall register the instrument after collecting the fee of $25.00 for nonstandard documents as required by GS 161-10(a)(19) in addition to all other applicable recording fees.
The following are exempt from the above requirements:
Cancellation of Deeds of Trust or Mortgages (all forms) and UCC filings.
Notice: Credit and Debit cards are accepted in all Register of Deeds departments.
To request copies or documents to be returned through the mail you must send us a pre-addressed stamped envelope. Please note that we also do not issue refunds.
Fee Change Effective October 1, 2011
Effective October 1, 2015
For an instrument that contains excessive recording data, the fee shall be an additional two dollars ($2.00) for each party listed in the instrument in excess of 20. An instrument contains excessive recording data when there are more than 20 distinct parties listed in the instrument, including any attachments and exhibits, that require indexing pursuant to G.S. 147-54.3 or this Chapter.
The Uniform Commercial Code, N.C. General Statute, Chapter 25, is a collection of laws setting forth procedures by which claims may be secured against collateral used for a loan. The fees for filing these financing statements can be found below.
Effective 07/15/2003, only Financing Statements filed as a Fixture Filing will be recorded in the Register of Deeds Office.
All other Financing Statements must be filed with the NC Secretary of State. You can search UCCs and Corporation records on file with the NC Secretary of State’s web site. NC Secretary of State Website