Requirements for Filing

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  1. Proper notary acknowledgement; should contain proper wording, notary signature, notary seal and expiration date.

  2. Grantee's permanent mailing address must be on the face of the deed.

  3. The name of the person, who prepared the instrument and where to return, must be on the face of the instrument.

  4. Recording fees for a Deed of Trust or Mortgage up to thirty five pages are $64.00 and $4.00 for each additional page beyond thirty five pages.

  5. Recording fees for Deeds and all other instruments up to fifteen pages are $26.00 and $4.00 for each additional page beyond fifteen pages.

  6. There are two stamps that may be applicable:

    1. Excise Tax Stamp: $1.00 per $500.00 or fraction thereof based on the consideration.

    2. Land Transfer fee: 1% of the consideration.

  7. All checks must be made payable to: Register of Deeds.

  8. All Deeds, Easements, Right of Way Agreements, Leases and Boundary Agreements must go to the Land Transfer Office first. That office can be reached by phone at 252.475.5939. Please call or stop by to obtain the paper work necessary to obtain a Land Transfer number.

  9. If you are mailing your instruments, they should be mailed to the Land Transfer Office, P.O. Box 1000, Manteo, NC 27954, Attention: Nettie Midgett. The Land Transfer office will forward the documents to us.

  10. Must meet recording standards effective October 1, 2011.