Real Estate Records
DOCUMENT RECORDING STANDARDS
Be 8 ½ X 11 or 8 ½ X 14
Have a 3 inch blank margin at top of first page and ¼ inch blank margin on remaining sides of first page and on all sides of subsequent pages.
Be typed in black on white paper
Font size no smaller than 9 points (Blanks in an instrument may be completed in pen and corrections to an instrument may be made in pen.)
Only one-sided typed or printed text
State the type of instrument at top of first page below blank margin
Signed and Notarized
Deed or Deed of Trust
Prepared By: Drafter's Name
Grantee's Mailing Address
Excise tax must be noted on Deed, Excise tax is $2.00 per 1000
If instrument does not meet requirement outlined above, Register of Deeds shall register the instrument after collecting a $25.00 fee for non-standard documents as required by NCGS 16 1-10(a)(I9).