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Brunswick County, North Carolina

Recorder Offices


Brunswick County Register of Deeds

75 Courthouse Dr, Bldg I / PO Box 87, Bolivia, North Carolina 28422

8:30 to 5:00 M-F / Recording until 4:30

Phone: (910) 253-2690


Register of Deeds

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North Carolina - Brunswick County Recorder Information

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

Recording Fees

To record an instrument, the fee is $26 for the first 15 pages. Each additional page is $4.

A deed of trust or a mortgage is $64 for up to 35 pages and $4 for each additional page.

Multiple instruments in one document are $10 for each additional instrument, along with regular recording fees.

An instrument with excessive recording data, i.e., more than 20 names will cost an additional $2 per name above 20.

A non-standard document (one that is not in compliance with N.C. recording standards) is $25 to record, which is in addition to regular recording fees.

A subsequent instrument index reference is $25 for each additional reference.

A certified copy of an instrument is $5 for the first page and $2 for each additional page.

The state excise tax on real estate conveyances is $2 per each $1,000. This is paid by the seller.

Document Formatting Requirements

* An instrument presented for recording must first be acknowledged (notarized) before the Register of Deeds can record it. The grantor must sign the instrument and must have his/her signature acknowledged.

* A document must be on white paper that is 8.5 x 11 inches or 8.5 x 14 inches in size.

* Black type must be used, in a font size of at least 9 point. Blanks in an instrument may be completed in pen, and corrections may also be made in pen. Printing should be single-sided only.

* On the top of the first page, a blank 3-inch top margin should be provided. All other margins on the first page and on subsequent pages should be at least 1/2 of an inch.

* Immediately below the 3-inch margin on the first page, a document title should be provided.

* The grantor and grantee must be identified in the document. The grantee's address shall be provided.

* The name and address of the person who prepared the instrument should be stated on the first page.

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

* A legal description of the real property being conveyed should be provided on the deed.

* The total consideration for the property should be stated on the deed.

The Register of Deeds will not accept any deed transferring real property for registration unless the county tax collector has certified that no delinquent ad valorem taxes, fees, assessments, or other liens with which the collector is charged are a lien on the property described in the deed.

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