Changes in Register of Deeds Office Related Statutes
Effective 10.01.2011 and 7.1.2012

  1. Session Law 2011-246(H312) ends the use of satisfaction by presentation of original instruments effective October 1, 2011. The following methods of cancellation remain unchanged: satisfaction of security instrument, the trustee’s satisfaction of a deed of trust, notice of satisfaction, and certificate of satisfaction.
  2. Session Law 2011-296(S384) simplifies the recording fee structure on deed, deeds of trust and mortgages effective October 1, 2011. Please see fee chart below for fee change description.
  3. G.S.161-22(h) makes significant changes in our indexing procedures effective July 1, 2012. These changes are substantially different from the indexing standards we have used since the 1990’s.

Instrument Current Fee Amount New Fee Amount

Instruments in General $12 for the first page
$3 for each page thereafter
$26 for first 15 pages $4 for each page thereafter
 
Deeds $17 for the first page
$3 for each page thereafter
Same as Instruments in General
 
Additional Subsequent Instrument Index Reference No fee $25 for each additional reference
 
Deeds of Trust and Mortgages $28 for the first page
$3 for each page thereafter
$56 for first 15 pages $4 for each page thereafter
 
Satisfaction of Deeds of Trust and Mortgages No fee No fee; cost of satisfaction is included in the original filing
 
Verification $2 No fee