Redaction of personal information NCGS 132-1.10(f)

Persons submitting documents to be recorded with the Register of Deeds should not include personal information, such as their Social Security number, driver’s license number, bank account numbers, PIN numbers and passwords, in the document unless specifically required by law to do so.

Any person has the right to request the removal of such personal information if it appears in the public view on the Register of Deeds website.

The request must be made in writing and delivered by mail, facsimile, or electronic transmission, or delivered in person, to the register of deeds. The request must specify the personal information to be redacted and include information that identifies the document and the page within the document that contains the Social Security number, employer taxpayer identification, driver’s license number, state identification, passport, bank account numbers, or personal identification (PIN) code or passwords.

An individual can request the redaction only of his or her own personal information – one person per form.

No fee will be charged for the redaction pursuant to such a request. Any person who requests a redaction without proper authority to do so can be punished by a fine not to exceed $500 for each violation.

If you have questions regarding redaction of personal information, call 919-856-5460 or send email to