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The register of deeds is responsible for recording and maintaining records related to real property situated in Greenville County.
Deed: $15 + deed tax (see below)
Agreement, Amendment, some Assignments, Contract, Declaration, Dissolution, Easement, Lease, Mortgage, Restrictive Covenant, UCC Document, Waiver: $25
Affidavit, Article, some Assignments, Mechanics Lien, Release: $10
Please check the county website for a more detailed list.
Unless the document is exempt, both state and county taxes are due upon recording. State documentary stamps are $1.30 per $500, and county documentary stamps are $0.55 per $500, rounding up the per $500 to the nearest whole number. Consult the deed stamps table under supplemental forms for specific amounts.
There are no documentary stamps on a corrective deed unless the consideration changes. An affidavit of exemption is required. An affidavit is $10.
Contact the Greenville County Register of Deeds directly if you have questions about recording fees.
* Names must be typed under signatures to allow for proper indexing.
* Do not include personal identification numbers or account numbers on documents for security purposes.
* If mailing documents for recording, provide a self-addressed stamped envelope.
* Present documents in correct order to record.
* Leave no blanks in derivation. Book and page are not required; only recording date and previous grantor(s) name are required.
* Only one transaction (satisfaction, assignment, etc) is permitted per document.
* Use black or dark blue ink on all documents. No highlighting on documents.
* Documents should be 8.5 x 11 or 8.5 x 14 inches (except for plats).
* Leave a 1.5" margin at the top & bottom of documents for the recording stamp.
* Signature of grantor (seller)
* Name and address of grantee (buyer)
* Two witnesses
* SC Probate or Acknowledgement
* Property description (plat book & page, metes & bounds, or lot number & subdivision name)
* Derivation clause (not required for Quit Claim Deed & Deed of Distribution)
* Tax map number
* Affidavit of consideration, when applicable
When recording a deed, an affidavit showing the value of the realty also needs to be filed. If the deed is exempt, the value is not required to be stated on the affidavit, but the affidavit must state the reason for exemption.
The affidavit must be signed by a responsible person connected with the transaction, and the affidavit must state the connection. The register of deeds may waive the affidavit requirement at his discretion.
The total consideration paid should be indicated on the face of the deed. If the amount paid is not indicated, or has the words "in other consideration" or if a trade of property is involved, an Affidavit of True Consideration must be attached in order to reflect the actual value of the transaction.
A quit claim deed is subject to documentary stamps if there is a consideration paid. An affidavit of exempt transfers is required.