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Burke County, North Carolina

Recorder Offices


Burke County Register of Deeds

201 S Green St / PO Box 936, Morganton, North Carolina 28680-0936

8:00am-5:00pm M-F

Phone: (828) 438-5450


Register of Deeds

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North Carolina - Burke County Recorder Information

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

Recording Fees

To record a deed or other conveyance of real property, the fee is $26 for the first 15 pages and $4 for each additional page.

To record a deed of trust, the fee is $64 for up to 35 pages and $4 for each additional page.

The Revenue Stamp is $2 per $1,000 of the sales price.

Document Formatting Requirements

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

* Typing or printing should be in black ink, in a minimum font size of 10 point. Documents should have single-sided printing only. Blanks in the document can be filled in with pen; corrections can also be made in pen, but black ink must be used.

* At the top of the first page, there should be a 3 inch margin. All other margins should be at least 1/2 inch on the first page and on subsequent pages.

* Immediately below the 3 inch margin at the top of the first page, there should be a brief title that indicates the nature of the document (i.e. general warranty deed, special warranty deed, quitclaim deed, etc.)

* The submitter must report the amount of taxes due to the Register of Deeds. Before the instrument can be recorded, the Register of Deeds must collect the taxes due and should mark the instrument to indicate that the tax has been paid.

* Deeds should include the name of the person who prepared the document. The name should be prefaced with the words "Prepared by," or "Drawn by."

* The first page needs to contain return address information. This should be prefaced with the words "Return to."

* If recording a gift deed, it must be stated on the first page. If the deed is not a gift, excise taxes and consideration amounts are due upon recording.

* Instruments must be signed and notarized.

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