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We may be able to help you with ownership questions. Documents recorded in the office of the Register of Deeds are indexed by names that apply to the instrument-not by the address of the property or parcel identification number. We are able to use information provided on the Tax Office website to find parcels by using the property address or parcel identification number as well as the owner's name. Tax Office information is available to everyone on the county website or you may wish to contact the Tax Office for further inquiry at 919-731-1461.
Yes. A tax certification form must accompany all deeds presented for recording. The tax form can be downloaded online.
All deeds must have - on the first page - the person or the name of the law firm that prepared the document. The deed should show the address of the Grantors and Grantees '. The deed should include language as to whether or not the property is the Grantor's Primary Residence. The top margin should be 3" and the sides and bottom margin should be at least 1/4". The font size should be no smaller than 9 points. If a document is to be returned by mail, please supply a self-addressed, stamped envelope with the recording
The Fee for Recording Deeds Is:
Deeds Up to 15 Pages - $26
Each Page After 15 is $4
Real Estate Excise Tax is $2.00 per thousand.