Recording, Marriage, Birth, Death, UCC and Other Fees

                                                   Fee Schedule

Deeds of Trust, Mortgages and
Amendments to Deeds of Trust

   $64
 $4
first 35 pages
each additional page
All other documents / instruments
  $26
$4
first 15 pages
each additional page
Additional Deed of Trust references on assignments
Free
  $10
first reference
each additional reference
Excessive Recording Data
N.C.G.S. § 161-10(a)(1)
$2 each additional party
name in excess of 20
Non-standard document fee
  $25 in addition to standard recording fee

Standard Document Criteria
A standard document meets the
following criteria. If a document fails to
meet any one of these criteria, the non-standard document fee will be added.
  • Paper size is 8.5" x 11" or 8.5" x 14" 
  • Blank margin of 3" at top of first page.
  • Blank margin of at least 1/4" on remaining sides of first page and on all sides of subsequent pages.
  • Typed or printed in black on white paper in a legible font.
  • A font size no smaller than 9 point shall be considered legible.
  • Blanks in an instrument may be completed in pen and corrections to an instrument may be made in pen.
  • One-sided only.
  • Instrument type is stated at center of first page. 



Multiple Instruments
A document consists of multiple instruments when it contains two or more instruments with different legal consequences or intent, each of which is separately executed and acknowledged and could be recorded alone.

 $10



for each additional instrument, in addition to recording fee
  Right-of-Way Plans/Highway Maps
  $21
$5
first page
each additional page
  Satisfaction of Security Instruments,           
  Affidavit of Satisfaction,
  Trustee's Satisfaction of Deed of Trust
Free no fee
  Certified copy
$5
$2
first page
each additional page

Marriage

 
            Marriage License
            Certified copy

            Uncertified copy
 $60
  $10*

 15¢
cash only
per copy

per page
     

Birth Certificate

 
            Certified copy
            Amendment (Click for further details)
            Delayed Birth Certificate
   $10*
  $10
  $20
per copy
     

Death Certificate

 
            Certified copy
            Amendment (Click for further details)
   $10*
  $10
per copy

     

Removal Of Graves


  $26
$4

first 15 pages
each additional page
     

Map

 
            Map (Plat) recording
            Condominium Map recording
            Certified copy
            Uncertified copy
  $21
  $19
$5
$1
per page
per page
per page
per page
     

Excise Tax Calculation on Deeds

 
            Aug. 1, 1991, to present
            1969 to July 1991
            Prior to 1969
$2
$1
     $1.10
per thousand
per thousand
per thousand
     

Notary

 
            Notary Oath
            Notary Authentication
  $10
$5

per notary per page
     

Military

 
            Discharge recording - DD-214
            Certified copy - DD-214
Free
Free
no fee
no fee
     

Uniform Commercial Code, or UCC

 

            UCC-1





            UCC-2




 $38





$38




($45 if greater than 2 pages + $2 per page exceeding 10 pages. For example, a 13-page filing would cost $51.)

($45 if greater than 2 pages + $2 per page exceeding 10 pages. For example, a 13-page filing would cost $51

Note:  We accept cash, checks or money orders.  Marriage licenses are cash only.

         * Online Vital Record Request: There is a $10 County charge per certified
            copy, plus a nominal vendor convenience fee, which varies.
            Major credit/debit cards accepted for online requests only.