Bladen County, North Carolina - Recorder Information

Register of Deeds

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The register of deeds is responsible for recording and maintaining records related to real property in Bladen County.

Recording Fees

Recording fees must be paid before recording can take place. Checks can be made payable to the Bladen County Register of Deeds.

Deeds and all general instruments are $26 for the first 15 pages. Each additional page after the first fifteen is $4.

A deed of trust is $64 for up to 35 pages. Each additional page after that is $4.

Additional subsequent instruments indexed are $25 for each additional instrument.

If a document does not meet all of the requirements, a $25 fee must be collected for filing a non-standard document. This is in addition to the applicable recording fees.

When a document is presented for recording/registration that consists of multiple instruments, the fee 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.

Certified copies are $5 for the first page and $2 for each additional page. Uncertified copies are $0.25 per page.

Document Formatting Requirements

* Present documents on 8.5 x 11 inch or 8.5 x 14 inch white paper with clean 1/2 inch margins. Typing or printing should be in black ink in a legible font that is not smaller than 10 point. Printing should be single-sided only. Blanks can be filled in and corrections can be made in pen.

* On the first page, a top margin of 3 inches is required. This area is reserved for the Register of Deeds.

* At the top of the first page, provide a title that indicates the type of instrument being presented. This should be given after the 3-inch margin.

* The grantor must sign the document and have his signature properly notarized.

* Deeds and deeds of trust executed in North Carolina must show the draftsman's name on the first page of the document.

* Drafters of documents can clearly indicate the names of the parties and their capacities as grantors or grantees by writing names in all capitals or by writing "grantor" and "grantee" in parentheses. All names of the parties should be on the first page and not in the middle or in an attachment. All names, including signatures, should be given consistently throughout.

* For tax billing purposes, the grantee's address must be listed on the first page.

* Also on the first page, provide the name and address of the person to whom the document is to be returned.

* A legal description of the real property is required.

* A conveyance of land must include the tax ID number related to the property. The tax ID number can be obtained from the land records department of the county tax office.

* When a document is related to a previously recorded instrument (as with a satisfaction), clearly show the original document's recording information and the names of the parties to the prior instrument and their original capacities as grantors or grantees. Names should appear consistently throughout, especially signatures.

* The total consideration paid for the property should be stated on the deed, as this is how excise tax is calculated.

Real estate excise tax, also known as Revenue Stamps, is imposed by North Carolina law and collected by the Register of Deeds at the time of recording. The grantor is responsible for this. The tax rate is $2 per $1,000 of the purchase price of the real estate.