A satisfaction is a document showing proof that you have paid a deed of trust (instrument that secures the repayment of a sum of money or the performance of other conditions) or other security instrument in full. A recorded satisfaction releases the deed of trust or security instrument from the land records in the county where the property is located.
Check with your attorney for further assistance.
Two Methods of Satisfaction
There are 2 different methods of satisfying Deeds of Trusts and other security instruments.
1. The Trustee or Substitute Trustee may submit a Trustee's Satisfaction of Deed of Trust. The Trustee's Satisfaction of Deed of Trust must be signed by the Trustee or Substitute Trustee and acknowledged by a Notary Public and contain all the information required by G.S. 45-36.20 and G.S. 45-37(a)(7).
2. The secured creditor in the security instrument may sign a Satisfaction of Security Instrument. The Satisfaction of Security Instrument must be signed by the secured party and acknowledged by the beneficiary and acknowledged by a Notary Public and contain all the information required by G.S. 45-36.10 and G.S. 45-37(a)(7).
There is no fee for recording Satisfaction documents.
The following forms may be downloaded for your use.
For any vital record applications, and notaries, we ask that you please call to schedule an appointment for your visit. You may reach our office at 919-731-1449. We are currently unable to provide amendment services to anyone out of County requesting amendments until further notice.
Marriages are also included in this interruption, until further notice. Unless you are a Funeral Home, this interruption does not apply to you. We are asking the Funeral Homes, any certificates ten or more; you are asked to drop off your request to this office, and we will call you as soon as the certificates are ready.
No changes or restrictions have been placed regarding Real Estate. We are asking, as much as possible, that you reframe from bringing your instruments for recordings in the office of Register of Deeds after 4:30 p.m.
We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause. We are diligently working hard to correct this minor setback. Your cooperation and support in this matter is greatly appreciated.