Orange County Memorandum of a Contract for Deed Form (North Carolina)

All Orange County specific forms and documents listed below are included in your immediate download package:

Memorandum of a Contract for Deed Form

Orange County Memorandum of a Contract for Deed Form

Fill in the blank form formatted to comply with all recording and content requirements.
Included Orange County compliant document last validated/updated 6/17/2024

Memorandum Guidelines

Orange County Memorandum Guidelines

Line by line guide explaining every blank on the form.
Included Orange County compliant document last validated/updated 3/19/2024

Completed Example of the Memorandum

Orange County Completed Example of the Memorandum

Example of a properly completed form for reference.
Included Orange County compliant document last validated/updated 6/17/2024

The following North Carolina and Orange County supplemental forms are included as a courtesy with your order:

When using these Memorandum of a Contract for Deed forms, the subject real estate must be physically located in Orange County. The executed documents should then be recorded in the following office:

Orange County Register of Deeds

228 S Churton St, Suite 300 / PO Box 8181, Hillsborough, North Carolina 27278

Hours: 8:00am-5:00pm M-F / Recording until 4:30pm

Phone: (919) 245-2675

Local jurisdictions located in Orange County include:

  • Carrboro
  • Cedar Grove
  • Chapel Hill
  • Efland
  • Hillsborough

How long does it take to get my forms?

Forms are available immediately after submitting payment.

How do I get my forms, are they emailed?

Immediately after you submit payment, the Orange County forms you order will be available for download directly from your account. You can then download the forms to your computer. If you do not already have an account, one will be created for you as part of the order process, and your login details will be provided to you. If you encounter any issues accessing your forms, please reach out to our support team for assistance. Forms are NOT emailed to you.

What does "validated/updated" mean?

This indicates the most recent date when at least one of the following occurred:

  • Updated: The document was updated or changed to remain compliant.
  • Validated: The document was examined by an attorney or staff, or it was successfully recorded in Orange County using our eRecording service.
Are these forms guaranteed to be recordable in Orange County?

Yes. Our form blanks are guaranteed to meet or exceed all formatting requirements set forth by Orange County including margin requirements, content requirements, font and font size requirements.

Can the Memorandum of a Contract for Deed forms be re-used?

Yes. You can re-use the forms for your personal use. For example, if you have more than one property in Orange County that you need to transfer you would only need to order our forms once for all of your properties in Orange County.

What are supplemental forms?

Often when a deed is recorded, additional documents are required by North Carolina or Orange County. These could be tax related, informational, or even as simple as a coversheet. Supplemental forms are provided for free with your order where available.

What type of files are the forms?

All of our Orange County Memorandum of a Contract for Deed forms are PDFs. You will need to have or get Adobe Reader to use our forms. Adobe Reader is free software that most computers already have installed.

Do I need any special software to use these forms?

You will need to have Adobe Reader installed on your computer to use our forms. Adobe Reader is free software that most computers already have installed.

Do I have to enter all of my property information online?

No. The blank forms are downloaded to your computer and you fill them out there, at your convenience.

Can I save the completed form, email it to someone?

Yes, you can save your deed form at any point with your information in it. The forms can also be emailed, blank or complete, as attachments.

Are there any recurring fees involved?

No. Nothing to cancel, no memberships, no recurring fees.

A "Memorandum of Contract for Deed" form can be recorded in place of a "Contract for Deed" This is often used to keep details of a transaction private. This is a 3-page form where the first page has information, second page is a signature page, 3rd page is for the legal description.

A "Contract for Deed" or "Memorandum of a Contract for deed must be recorded (within 5 business days) of execution. It shall (be recorded in the office of the register of deeds in the county in which the property is located.) It shall be titled ("Memorandum of a Contract for Deed") (N.C. Statute 47H-2(d)).

This Memorandum [shall contain, as a minimum, the names of the parties, the signatures of the parties, a description of the property, and applicable time periods as described in subdivisions (b)(8) and (11)] of 47H-2, which states:
(The amount and due date of each installment payment and the total number of installment payments.) (47H-2(b)(8))
(A statement of the rights of the purchaser to cure a default.) (47H-2(b)(11).
[N.C. Statute 47H-2(d)].

This Memorandum notifies the world that the subject property is under contract, this protects both buyers and sellers. Without a recorded contract or memorandum, the seller could refinance or encumber the property, without anyone knowing the property is already under contract and therefore lessening the buyer's equity. In many cases the seller wants cashed out, the banks usually require a recorded Contract or Memorandum, this shows a history of payments, sometimes referred to as seasoning.

(North Carolina Memorandum Package includes form, guidelines, and completed example)

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The documents you receive here will meet, or exceed, the Orange County recording requirements for formatting. If there's an issue caused by our formatting, we'll make it right and refund your payment.

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