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NORTH CAROLINA UNIFORM FEE SCHEDULE

All recording fees, filing fees and costs for certified copies are set by North Carolina law as set out in NCGS 161-10 and 25-9-525.  The fees below became effective October 1, 2016.

Payment Policy

The Register of Deeds Office accepts cash, money orders, and in state checks for all transactions.  All checks and money orders should be made payable to: Duplin County Register of Deeds.  In addition, debit and credit card payments are accepted for any transaction that totals $5 or more.  However, debit and credit card payments are not accepted for those fees associated with the recording of real property instruments and the payment of the North Carolina excise tax.

Returned Check Policy

It is the policy of the Duplin County Finance Office to charge a processing fee of $25.00 on all checks returned for insufficient funds.


 Fee schedule    

 

REAL PROPERTY FEES

   

Instruments in General

$26
$4

first 15 pages
each additional page over 15

Deeds of Trust and Mortgages

$64
$4

first 35 pages
each additional page over 35

Multiple Instruments -
A document consists of multiple instruments when it contains two or more instruments with different legal consequences or intent, each of which is separately executed and acknowledged and could be recorded alone.

$10

for each additional instrument, in addition to all other statutorily applicable recording fees

Satisfaction of Security Instruments   No Fee

Non-standard document fee

$25

In addition to standard recording fee

A standard document meets the following criteria. If a document fails to meet any one of these criteria, the non-standard document fee will be added.

  • Paper size is 8.5" x 11" or 8.5" x 14" 
  • Blank margin of 3" at top of first page.
  • Blank margin of .25" on remaining sides of first page and on all sides of subsequent pages.
  • Typed or printed in black on white paper in a legible font.
  • A font size no smaller than 10 point shall be considered legible.
  • Blanks in an instrument may be completed in pen and corrections to an instrument may be made in pen.
  • One-sided only.
  • Instrument type is stated at top of first page. 
   
Maps/Plats    

Map (Plat) recording

$21
  

Per page of each original or revised  map/plat recorded

Right-of-Way Plans/Highway Maps

     $21      $5

first page
each additional page

Map/Plats Copies

$5
        $4
      25¢

per certified copy
18” x 24” uncertified copy
8 ½” x 11” uncertified copy

Certified copy

$5
$2

first page
each additional page

Uniform Commercial Code (UCC)    

            UCC Filings
            Includes initial filings, correction statements, amendments, and all terminations

$38
$45
$45+$2

1 to 2 pages
3 to 10 pages
10+ pages $2 each additional page over ten

Excise Tax Calculation on Deeds    

            Aug. 1, 1991, to present

$2

per $1,000 of consideration

            1969 to July 1991

$1

per $1,000 of consideration

            Prior to 1968

$1.10

per $1,000 of consideration

VITAL RECORDS FEES

   
Marriage Records    

            Marriage License

$60

per license

            Certified copy

$10

per copy

            Uncertified copy

25¢ 

per page

            Processing Correction to Marriage Record

     $10

Includes one certified copy

            Delayed Marriage Certificate

     $10

Includes one certified copy

Birth Records    

            Certified copy

$10

per copy

            Uncertified copy

25¢

per page

            Certified copy issued via NCVR Vital Records Automated System

    $14
     $10

Non Refundable search fee (NCVR fee)
One certified copy of birth abstract (ROD fee)

            Amendment

 $10
$10
$15
$15

preparation of amendment affecting correction
one certified copy
NC Vital Records processing fee
NC Vital Records expedite fee (optional)

            Delayed birth certificate (registration of birth certificate one year or more after birth)

$10

$10

$20

Preparation of paperwork when birth to be registered in another county
Registration when papers prepared in another county, with 1 certified copy
Preparation of papers and registration in same county, with 1 certified copy

Death Records    

            Certified copy

$10

per copy

            Uncertified Copy

25¢

per page

            Amendment

 $10
$10
$15
$15

Preparation of amendment affecting correction
One certified copy
NC Vital Records processing fee
NC Vital Records expedite fee (optional)

 Duplin County School Census Records

$5
25¢

Certified copy
Uncertified copy

 Legitimations

$10
$10
$15
$15

Preparation of documents ROD fee
One certified copy
Processing fee NCVR fee
NCVR expedited service fee (optional)

Removal Of Graves (Recording)

$26
$4

first 15 pages
each additional page over 15

Notary    

           Notary Oath

$10

per oath administered

           Notary Authentication

$5

per notary per page

Military Records    
           Discharge/Military record recording
           Discharge/Military record certified copy
   No Fee
 No Fee

MISCELLANEOUS FEES

   

Faxes

   

            Regular fax number

25¢

Per page

            Toll free fax number

25¢

Per transaction

Mail Fee
           

50¢

Per standard envelope mailed if records request did not include a self addressed stamped envelope (in addition to all other applicable copy fees) 

Laminations

$1
$2
$2.50
$3
$4
$5

Wallet size laminations 
6” x 6” and smaller sizes
8” X 11”
18 “ X 24”
24” X 36”
26” X 40”

 

Phone: (910) 296-2108
Fax: (910) 296-2344
Mailing Address: PO Box 970, Kenansville, NC 28349
Location: Duplin County Courthouse Annex, Room #106
Hours of Operation: Monday through Friday 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
E-mail: dbrinson@duplincountync.com