Richland County Memorandum of Contract Form (South Carolina)

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

Memorandum of Contract Form

Richland County Memorandum of Contract Form

Fill in the blank Memorandum of Contract form formatted to comply with all South Carolina recording and content requirements.
Included Richland County compliant document last validated/updated 7/4/2024

Memorandum of Contract Guide

Richland County Memorandum of Contract Guide

Line by line guide explaining every blank on the Memorandum of Contract form.
Included Richland County compliant document last validated/updated 6/11/2024

Completed Example of the Memorandum of Contract Document

Richland County Completed Example of the Memorandum of Contract Document

Example of a properly completed South Carolina Memorandum of Contract document for reference.
Included Richland County compliant document last validated/updated 6/11/2024

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

Richland County Register of Deeds

Judicial Center - 1701 Main St, Rm 101 / Po Box 192, Columbia, South Carolina 29201 / 29202

Hours: 8:30am to 5:00pm Monday through Friday

Phone: 803-576-1910 or 803-576-1917

Local jurisdictions located in Richland County include:

  • Ballentine
  • Blythewood
  • Columbia
  • Eastover
  • Gadsden
  • Hopkins
  • Irmo
  • State Park
  • White Rock

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 Richland 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 Richland County using our eRecording service.
Are these forms guaranteed to be recordable in Richland County?

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

Can the Memorandum of Contract 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 Richland County that you need to transfer you would only need to order our forms once for all of your properties in Richland County.

What are supplemental forms?

Often when a deed is recorded, additional documents are required by South Carolina or Richland 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 Richland County Memorandum of Contract 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 acts as a public notice of a land contract, contract for deed, or other buy-sell purchase agreement affecting real estate, without revealing all the contract terms. This document ensures that the essential details of the agreement are on record while maintaining confidentiality of the complete terms. A recorded Memorandum of Contract, can secure the parties interests in the subject property and provide notice to potential buyers or creditors, safeguarding against any future disputes regarding the property's title.

In South Carolina, the recording of such documents is governed by the South Carolina Code of Laws, Title 30 - Public Records, Chapter 5
Recording Generally. Although the statutes do not specifically mention a "Memorandum of Contract," they outline the requirements for recording any documents that impact the title to real property. These guidelines help protect the interests of all parties involved by ensuring transparency and proper documentation in real estate transactions.

Relevant Statutes
Title 30 - Public Records
Chapter 5 - Recording Generally
Section 30-5-30. Requirements for recording of instruments.
This section outlines the general requirements for recording any instrument affecting real estate.
Text: No deed, contract, or other instrument in writing required by law to be recorded shall be recorded unless it has been executed in the presence of, and subscribed by, two or more credible witnesses, or acknowledged by the grantor, or proved in accordance with the provisions of law.

Section 30-5-35. Indexing of real property instruments.
This section discusses the indexing of recorded instruments, which is essential for public notice.

Text: All instruments conveying an interest in real property or any interest therein shall be indexed in the grantor and grantee indexes in the office of the register of deeds or clerk of court in the county where the real property is located.

Section 30-5-40. Recording of documents affecting title to real property.
This section specifies the types of documents that can be recorded.
Text: Any deed, contract, or other instrument in writing which conveys, encumbers, assigns, or affects title to real estate or any interest therein, and which is required by law to be recorded, shall be recorded in the office of the register of deeds or clerk of court in the county where the real estate is situated.

Our Promise

The documents you receive here will meet, or exceed, the Richland 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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