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. 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 section of the New Hanover County Tax Department. Please call the Tax Department at 910-798-7300 for tax ID numbers. Check the fee schedule page for recording fees and excise tax information.
All instruments presented for registration on paper must meet all of the following requirements:
If an instrument does not meet these requirements, the Register of Deeds will register the instrument after collecting a 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.