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The register of deeds is responsible for recording and maintaining records related to real property in Cabarrus County.
Deeds and general instruments are $26 for the first 15 pages. Each additional page is $4. Excise stamps are $1 per $500.
To record a deed of trust or mortgage, the fee is $64 for up to 35 pages. Each additional page beyond that is $4.
When a subsequent instrument refers to more than one original instrument for which recording data is required to be indexed, the fee is $25 for each additional reference.
If a single document contains two or more instruments, there is a $10 fee for each additional instrument.
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 fee of $25 applies to documents that do not meet requirements. This is in addition to all other fees. If an instrument is non-standard because the font size is smaller than 10 point, the Register of Deeds has the discretion to consider it legible and not charge the non-standard fee. If the acknowledgment date in the notary certificate is prior to July 1, 2002, the non-standard fee will not be charged.
Certified copies are $5 for the first page and $2 for each additional page. Uncertified copies are $0.25 a page.
Payments can be made by cash or check.
* Documents should be printed on white 8.5 x 11 inch paper or 8.5 x 14 inch paper. Typing or printing should be in black ink with a font size of at least 10 point. Blanks in an instrument and corrections may be completed in pen. Printing should be single-sided only.
* At the top of the first page, provide a blank margin of at least 3 inches. On the remaining sides of the first page and on all margins of subsequent pages, use margins that are at least 1/2 an inch.
* Below the blank margin on the first page, provide a document title.
* For tax billing purposes, the grantee's name and address must be affixed to the first page.
* The grantor should sign the document and have his/her signature notarized.
* The name and address of the person to whom the instrument is to be returned should be affixed to the first page. If this information is not given or appears in a different place, the Register of Deeds may not accept the deed.
* The name of the person who drafted the document must be given on the first page. This information is needed even if the document was not prepared in North Carolina.
* 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 of the document and not in the middle or in an attachment. All names, including signatures, should appear consistently throughout.
* Provide a legal description of the real property.
* 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 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 must pay the Real Estate Excise Tax due. The tax rate is $2 per $1,000 of the purchase price of the real estate. The tax is levied on conveyances of an interest in real estate by all persons and organizations except federal, state, county, and municipal governments and their instrumentalities.
Check with the Cabarrus County Register of Deeds to see if a Tax Certificate is needed in order to record a deed.