Alamance County, North Carolina - Recorder Information

Register of Deeds

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The Register of Deeds is responsible for recording and maintaining records for real property located in Alamance County.

Recording Fees

Deeds of Trust and Mortgages-$64 for the first 35 pages, $4 for each page thereafter

Instruments/Documents in General (except Deeds of Trust/Mortgages) $26 for the first 15 pages, $4 for each page thereafter

Plats-$21 per sheet

Non-Standard Document-$25 in addition to other applicable recording fees

Multiple Instruments as One-$10 for each additional instrument, in addition to the recording fee.

Each Additional Deed of Trust Reference on Assignments-$10

Excessive Recording Data N.C.G.S. 161-10(a)(1)-$2 for each additional index entry (party name) in excess of 20.

Satisfaction Instruments-No Fee

In addition, excise tax must be included with the filing fee for a deed. Excise stamps are $1 on each $500 or fraction thereof of the consideration or value of the interest or property conveyed, exclusive of the value of any lien or encumbrance remaining on the property at the time of sale.

Fees for Oath of Notary: $10.00

Certified Copies of Real Estate Instruments-$5 for the first page, $2 for each additional page
Non-Certified Copies in Person-25 cents per page
Non-Certified Copies by Mail-$1 per page
Map Copies in person-$1 per page
Map Copies by Mail-$2 per page

Certified Copy of Death Certificate-$10 per certified copy

Acceptable Payment Methods:
1. Cash-Accepted in person

2. Check/Money Order (Please make checks payable to "Alamance County Register of Deeds." There is a $35 processing fee for any check returned unpaid).Accepted in person or by mail.

3. Credit/Debit Card (MasterCard, Visa and Discover)-Accepted by mail or in person

4. Escrow (Escrow accounts may be used to pay for copies and recording fees in person by authorized account users).- Accepted in person

Document Formatting Requirements

* Documents should be on 8.5 x 11 inch white paper or 8.5 x 14 inch white paper.

* Black ink should be used with a font size no smaller than 9 point. Blanks in an instrument may be completed in pen and corrections may also be made in pen.

* The top of the first page should have a 3 inch margin. All other margins on the first page and all margins on subsequent pages should be at least 1/2 an inch.

* At the top of the first page, below the 3 inch margin, state the title of the instrument (i.e. warranty deed, quit claim deed, etc.)

* Text should be on one side of the page only.

* A person who presents an instrument for registration must report to the Register of Deeds the amount of tax due. It is the duty of the person presenting the instrument for registration to report the correct amount of tax due. Before the instrument may be recorded, the Register of Deeds must collect the tax due and mark the instrument to indicate that the tax has been paid and the amount of the tax paid.