Legislation Affecting Registers of Deeds
 

Deeds of Trusts and Mortgages Recording Fee Increase
 
Additional Recording Fee for Deeds of Trusts and Mortgages: N.C.G.S. § 161-10(a)(1a) has been amended, increasing the fee for filing a deed of trust or mortgage by $6 from $22 to $28 for the first page, plus $2 verification fee for proof of acknowledgment, for a total of $30 for the first page plus $3 for each additional page or fraction thereof. This fee applies to deeds of trust or mortgages registered on or after Oct. 1, 2009, regardless of the date the instrument was executed or acknowledged. The statute makes no distinction as to whether a deed of trust or mortgage was previously recorded, so the additional fee applies to re-recorded deeds of trust or mortgages. Effective Oct.1, 2009,N.C.G.S. § 161-11.5 has been added and requires that $5 of each fee collected by the register of deeds for registering or filing a deed of trust or mortgage pursuant to N.C.G.S. § 161-10(a)(1a) shall be remitted to the State Treasurer to be credited to the General Fund as nontax revenue.
 
 
Deeds Recording Fee Increase
 
Additional Recording Fee for Deeds: N.C.G.S. § 161-11.6 has been added, requiring that $5 be collected in addition to any other fees for each deed filed, registered or recorded. The fee is increased from $12 to $17 for the first page, plus $2 verification fee for proof of acknowledgement for a total of $19 for the first page plus $3 for each additional page or fraction thereof. This fee applies to deeds registered on or after Oct.1, 2009, regardless of the date the instrument was executed or acknowledged. The fee (less 2% for administrative costs) shall be forwarded to the Department of Cultural Resources to offset costs of the Archives and Records Management Program.
 
 
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Legislation Of Interest To Registers Of Deeds
 
This bulletin reviews legislation enacted during the 2002 session of the North Carolina General Assembly that is of interest to registers of deeds.

To learn about statutory provisions applicable to the Register of Deeds, click here for Chapters 10, 25, 45, 47, 51, 66, 105, 132, 151, and 153, among others, contain content of interest to Register of Deeds.

* Used by permission of the Institute of Government, The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.