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Caldwell County, North Carolina

Recorder Offices

Caldwell County Register of Deeds

905 West Avenue NW, Lenoir, North Carolina 28645

8:30 to 4:30 M-F

Phone: (828) 757-1310

North Carolina - Caldwell County Recorder Information

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

Register of Deeds

You are NOT on the Caldwell County official website, you are on, a private website that is not affiliated with any government agency.

Recording Fees

All real estate documents, except a deed of trust, are $26 for the first 15 pages. Each additional page is $4.

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

To record an instrument with multiple titles, there is an additional $10 fee.

A non-standard document fee of $25 will apply to documents that do not meet state requirements. This is in addition to regular fees.

Documents are returned within 24 hours of recording. A postage-paid, pre-addressed stamped envelope is required if requesting a document to be returned through the mail.

Document Formatting Requirements

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

* Include a 3-inch blank margin at the top of the first page and a 1/2 inch margin on all remaining sides of the first page and on all subsequent margins.

* Printing or typing should be in black ink, with a minimum font size of 10 point. Blanks in an instrument can be completed in pen. Corrections can also be made in pen.

* Printing should be single-sided only.

* Below the 3-inch top margin, a document title should be given. This should indicate the nature of the transaction.

* All deeds are required to have the grantee's current mailing address before they can be recorded.

* The name of the person who drafted the instrument should be on the first page. Additionally, a return name and address should be on the first page.

* An excise stamp of $2 per $1,000 of the purchase price of real estate is to be paid by the grantor or seller at the time of recording.

* Documents must be in strict compliance with the statutory requirements for acknowledgments.

* The owner of residential real property shall furnish a residential property disclosure statement to the purchaser. Details of this can be found in 47E-4 of the North Carolina general statutes.

* A legal description of the real property should be included in the deed.

* The purchase price should be on the deed, as this is how the excise tax is calculated. Real Estate Deeds

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