Recorder Offices in Richland County

Richland County Register of Deeds Richland County Judicial Center
1701 Main St., Columbia, South Carolina 29202
8:30am to 5:00pm Monday through Friday
Phone: 803-576-1910 or 803-576-1913
Richland County Register of Deeds Richland County Judicial Center  1701 Main St., Columbia, South Carolina,  29202

Richland County Recorder of Deeds
Richland County Recorder Information
The Register of Deeds records real estate transactions for Richland County. In 1997, the legislature passed a law changing the name of the RMC, effective January 1, 1998, from the Register of Mesne Conveyances to the Register of Deeds.

The Richland County Office is one of the busier ROD's in the state. Each year, over 110,000 deeds, mortgages, releases, plats, tax liens, and UCC filings are recorded. This office collects approximately $11 million annually in state and county fees and taxes. The documents filed in the office are public information and can be viewed by anyone who comes to search for the information.
Recording Fees
To record a deed, mortgage, quit claim deed, or warranty deed, the fee is $10 for four pages and $1 for each page over four.

Document taxes for deeds: The state tax fee is $2.60 per $1,000. The county tax fee is $1.10 per $1,000.

Copies of documents are 50 cents a page. A copy of a deed is $10 for four pages and $1 for each page over four.

Contact the Richland County Register of Deeds at 803-576-1910 if you have questions regarding recording fees or have other payment questions.
Document Formatting Requirements
The Register of Deeds in Richland County, South Carolina records real estate transactions for the county. A deed must be properly recorded in order to be valid to subsequent purchasers.


• Do not include personally identifying information, such as social security numbers or driver’s license numbers, on documents to be recorded.

• Return address information should be listed on the back of documents.

• Documents should be on 8.5x11 inch paper or 8.5x14 inch paper, printed in black ink.

• Original signatures should be in blue ink.

• Documents must include the grantor(s) signature, which must match the printed name.

• The name and address of the grantee should be included.

• Deeds must include a derivation clause in the property description.

• Two witnesses are required to record a deed or mortgage.

• A South Carolina Probate or Acknowledgement is needed.

• The legal property description must have the plat book or metes and bounds.

• For deeds and mortgages only, a tax map number should be included.

• A quit claim deed does not need a derivation clause in the property description.


An affidavit showing the value of the real estate also needs to be filed when submitting a deed for recordation. If the deed is exempt, the value is not required to be stated on the affidavit, but the reason for exemption is required.

The affidavit must be signed by a responsible person connected with the transaction, and the connection must be stated. The register of deeds may waive the affidavit requirement at his discretion.

The total consideration paid should be indicated on the face of the deed. If the amount paid is not indicated, or has the words “in other consideration” or if a trade of property is involved, an Affidavit of True Consideration must be attached in order to reflect the actual value of the transaction.

A quit claim deed is subject to documentary stamps if there is a consideration paid. An affidavit of exempt transfers is required.
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Richland County Real Estate Deed Forms

Quit Claim Deed Form
Warranty Deed Form
Special Warranty Deed Form
Grant Deed Form
Easement Deed Form
Affidavit of Deceased Joint Tenant Form
Correction Deed Form
Supplemental Documents

Affidavit for Taxable or Exempt Transfers
Prerequisites to Recording
Recording Fee Manual
Deed Stamps
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