Real Estate Records

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DOCUMENT RECORDING STANDARDS

 

Be 8 ½ X 11 or 8 ½ X 14

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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.

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Be typed in black on white paper

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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.)

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Only one-sided typed or printed text

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State the type of instrument at top of first page below blank margin

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Signed and Notarized

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Deed or Deed of Trust

                  Prepared By: Drafter's Name

                  Grantee's Mailing Address

                  Grantor's Signature

                  Excise tax must be noted on Deed, Excise tax is                        $2.00 per 1000

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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).