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Nash County, North Carolina

Recorder Offices


Nash County Register of Deeds

120 W Washington St, 3rd floor / PO Box 974, Nashville, North Carolina 27856

8:00 to 5:00 M-F

Phone: (252) 459-9836


Register of Deeds

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North Carolina - Nash County Recorder Information

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

Recording Fees

Deeds and all other documents: $26.00 for the first 15 pages, $4.00 for each additional page

Deeds of Trust: $64.00 for up to 35 pages, and $4.00 for each additional page

Additional (multi-instrument): $10.00

Non-standard documents: $25.00 in addition to recording fees for documents that
are not in compliance with the recording standards.

Effective 10/01/15, an instrument that contains excessive recording data costs $2.00 for each party listed in the instrument in excess of 20.

In addition, excise tax must be included with the filing fee for a deed. Excise stamps are $1 on each $500 or fraction thereof of the consideration or value of the interest or property conveyed, exclusive of the value of any lien or encumbrance remaining on the property at the time of sale.

Fees for Oath of Notary: $10.00

Certified Documents (excludes vitals): $5.00 first page, $2.00 each additional page

Document Formatting Requirements

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

* 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.

* Black ink with a font size of at least 10 point is required. Blanks in an instrument may be completed in black pen, and corrections may also be made in black pen. Printing should be single-sided only.

* Immediately below the 3-inch top margin, the instrument title should be given.

* The name of the person who prepared the document must be given on the first page.

* A return address must be listed on the first page.

* The grantee's name and address must be listed on the first page of the document, for tax purposes.

* The original signature of each grantor named in the document is required.

* A document will not be recorded unless it has a proper notary acknowledgment.

Any instrument evidencing a conveyance of real property must reflect the amount of excise tax to be paid by the grantor at a rate of $2 per $1,000. This does not apply if the transfer is by operation of law; by lease for a term of years; by or pursuant to the provisions of a will; by intestacy; by gift; if no consideration in property or money is due or paid by the transferee to the transferor; by merger, conversion, or consolidation; or by an instrument securing indebtedness.

If the instrument transfers a parcel of real estate lying in two or more counties, the tax must be paid to the register of deeds of the county in which the greater part of the real estate with respect to value lies.

It is the duty of the person presenting the instrument to report the correct amount of tax due.

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