The Register of Deeds is responsible for recording and maintaining records for real property located in Alleghany County.
You are NOT on the Alleghany County official website, you are on Deeds.com, a private website that is not affiliated with any government agency.
Real estate excise tax is due at the time of recording. The current rate is $2 per $1,000 of the purchase price of the real estate. This tax is imposed on the grantor.
Recording fees are due before the document can be recorded. Checks should be made payable to Alleghany County Register of Deeds.
To record a deed, the fee is $26 for the first 15 pages and $4 for each additional page.
A deed of trust or a mortgage is $64 for the first 35 pages and $4 for each additional page.
A $25 fee will apply to non-standard documents. This is in addition to regular fees.
A document that consists of multiple instruments will be $10 for each additional instrument. A document consists of multiple instruments when it contains two or more instruments with different legal consequences or intent, each of which is separately executed and acknowledged and could be recorded alone.
* Documents should be presented on white 8.5 x 11 inch paper or 8.5 x 14 inch paper.
* The text should be typed or printed in black ink with a font size of at least 10 point. Printing should be single-sided only. Blanks in the instrument can be filled in with black pen. Corrections can also be made in black pen.
* The grantor must sign the document and must have his/her signature properly notarized.
* A blank top margin of 3 inches should be provided on the first page. All remaining margins can be at least 1/2 an inch.
* Immediately below the 3-inch top margin, the title of the document should be displayed.
* Deeds, including deeds of trust, originating in North Carolina must show the draftsman's name and address on the first page of the document.
* A tax certification from the Alleghany County Tax Administrator must be affixed to the deed prior to recording. To obtain a copy of the tax certification form, contact the Alleghany County Tax Office.
* The grantee's address must be included on the deed. This is for tax billing purposes.
* A legal description of the real property should be provided on the document.