Recording Plats

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The procedure for recording plats/maps is governed by G.S. 47-30 of the North Carolina statutes.

Requirements for recording plats:

  • All plats must be 18”x 24” and must be presented to the Tax Mapping Department.
  • All plats must contain either:
    • Certificates signed by a duly appointed Review officer
      Or
    • Certificate signed by the surveyor stating one of the following:
      • That the survey is of an existing parcel or parcels of land and does not create a new street or change in an existing street.
      • That the survey is of an existing building or other structure, or nature feature, such as a watercourse.
      • That the survey is a control survey.
      • There must be indication that the plat is a Municipal boundary or Municipal annexation; highway right-of-way map; or transportation corridor map.
      • Plats prepared by a deceased surveyor must be certified by the Review Officer before being presented for recording.
Fee for recording all plats are $21.00 per page.