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Recorder Offices in New Hanover County

New Hanover County Register of Deeds
216 North 2nd St., Wilmington, North Carolina 28401
8:30 to 4:30 Mo - Fr
Phone: (910) 798-7711
New Hanover County Register of Deeds    216 North 2nd St.,  Wilmington, North Carolina, 28401

New Hanover Satellite Office (does not record)
230 Government Center Drive, Suite 180, Wilmington, North Carolina
8:00 to 5:00 Mo - Fr
Phone:
New Hanover Satellite Office (does not record) 230 Government Center Drive, Suite 180, Wilmington, North Carolina,

 
 
 
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New Hanover County North Carolina Register of Deeds
New Hanover County Recorder Information
The recorder in New Hanover County is responsible for recording and maintaining records related to real property situated in the County.
 
Recording Fees
To record a deed, the fee is $26 for the first 15 pages and $4 for each additional page.

A deed of trust and mortgage is $56 for the first 15 pages and $4 for each additional page.

Additional subsequent instrument references are $25 each.

Multi-titled instruments will be an additional $10.

A non-standard fee of $25 will apply to documents that do not meet requirements.

Cancellations of deeds of trust or mortgages are exempt from the formatting requirements.
 
Document Formatting Requirements
• Instruments should be submitted on 8.5x11 inch white paper or 8.5x14 inch white paper.

• Include a blank margin of 3 inches at the top of the first page and blank 1/4-inch margins on the remaining sides of the first page and all sides of subsequent pages.

• A font size of at least 9 point is considered legible. Blanks in an instrument may be completed in pen with black ink only. Use legible black print or typing for the entire document. Printing should be single-sided only.

• After the 3-inch top margin, provide a document title. The title should simply state the type of instrument being submitted.

• Include the name, phone number, and address of the person to whom the document is to be returned on the first page.

• Also on the first page, include the name and address (on deeds and deeds of trust) of the person or law firm that prepared the form. This is needed even if it was prepared outside of North Carolina.

• All conveyances of land must have the tax ID number and the grantor and grantee’s address on the first page. The tax ID number can be obtained from the land records department of the county tax office.

• To facilitate indexing, drafters of documents can clearly indicate the names of the parties and their capacities as grantor or grantee by writing names in all capitals or writing “grantor” or “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. Names should appear consistently throughout, including signatures.

• Provide a legal description of the real property.

• 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 that prior instrument and their original capacities as grantors or grantees.

• The total consideration paid for the property should be on the deed, as this is how excise tax is calculated.
 
 
E-Recording
We may be able to e-record your deed documents in New Hanover County, Click Here for more information.
 
Supplemental Documents
No supplemental documents at this time.