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Camden County, North Carolina

Recorder Offices


Camden County Register of Deeds

117 North Hwy 343 / PO Box 64, Camden, North Carolina 27921

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

Phone: (252) 338-1919 Ext 244


Register of Deeds

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North Carolina - Camden County Recorder Information

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

Recording Fees

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

A deed is $26 for the first 15 pages and $4 for each additional page.

Multi-title documents have a $10 additional fee.

Subsequent documents referring to more than one original instrument have a $25 additional fee.

Certified copies of documents are $5 for the first page and $2 for each extra page.

A non-standard fee of $25 applies to all documents that do not conform to the North Carolina recording standards.

Checks should be made payable to the Camden County Register of Deeds.

Document Formatting Requirements

* Before a document can be recorded, recording fees and real estate excise taxes (for deeds) must be paid.

* A document should be on 8.5 x 11 inch white paper or 8.5 x 14 inch white paper.

* At the top of the first page, provide a blank margin of at least 3 inches. All other margins should be a minimum of 1/2 of an inch.

* Printing or typing should be in black ink with a font size of at least 9 point. Printing should be on one side of the page only. Blanks and corrections to the instrument can be completed in pen.

* After the top margin on the first page, provide a document title.

* The preparer's name must be on all documents submitted for recording, regardless of the state in which the document was prepared.

* The names and addresses of the grantor and grantee must be provided.

* The document must be notarized (acknowledged) in order to be recorded.

* Include a legal description of the real property being conveyed.

REAL ESTATE EXCISE TAX

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 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.

In Camden County, the tax is broken down into two parts. The grantor/seller pays the excise tax to the Register of Deeds of the county in which the land is located. The rate of the excise tax is $2 per $1,000 or fractional part thereof on the consideration or value of the property or interest conveyed. The Land Transfer tax is paid to the tax office with a separate check. The rate is 1% of the selling price.

A deed must go to the tax office for certification before the Register of Deeds office can record it. An Affidavit of Consideration or Value must be completed.

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