Register of Deeds Notices

Important Notice

The Register of Deeds office is doing business by appointment only!

Please call 252-232-3297 ext. 0 to schedule an appointment between
8:00 a.m. & 5:00 p.m. Monday – Friday.

Per NCGS 132-1.8(g)

Any person preparing or filing a document for recordation or filing in the official records may not include:

  • social security
  • employer taxpayer identification
  • drivers license
  • state identification
  • passport
  • checking account
  • savings account
  • credit card or debit card number
  • personal identification (PIN) code or passwords

in the document, unless expressly required by law or court order, adopted by the State Registrar on records of vital events, or redacted so that no more than the last 4 digits of the identification number is included.

Any person has a right to request a register of deeds to remove, from an image or copy of an official record placed on a register of deeds’ Internet website available to the general public or on an Internet website available to the general public used by a register of deeds to display public records, any:

  • social security
  • employer taxpayer identification
  • drivers license
  • state identification
  • passport
  • checking account
  • savings account
  • credit card, or debit card number
  • personal identification (PIN) code or passwords

contained in an official record. The request must be made in writing and delivered by mail, facsimile, or electronic transmission, or delivered in person, to the register of deeds. The request must specify the personal information to be redacted, information that identifies the document that contains the personal information and unique information that identifies the location within the document that contains the social security, employer taxpayer identification, drivers license, state identification, passport, checking account, savings account, credit card, or debit card number, or personal identification (PIN) code or passwords to be redacted.

No fee will be charged for the redaction pursuant to such a request. Any person who requests a redaction without proper authority to do so shall be guilty of an infraction, punishable by a fine not to exceed five hundred dollars ($500.00) for each violation.

Instrument Recording Standards

(G.S. 161-14) All documents presented for registration after July 1, 2002 must meet the following requirements:

  • Be presented on 8 1/2 by 11 or 8 1/2 by 14 inch paper.
  • Contain a blank margin of at least three inches at the top of the first page, blank margins of at least 1/2 inch on the remaining sides of the first page, and blank margins of at least 1/2 inch on all sides of subsequent pages.
  • Be typed or printed in black on white paper
  • Be typed or printed in a legible font no smaller than 10 points Blanks in an instrument may be completed in pen and corrections to an instrument may be made in pen.
  • Contain text typed or printed on one side of a page only.
  • Type of instrument must be stated at the top of the first page.

If an instrument does not meet these requirements, the register of deeds shall record the instrument after collecting the fee of $25.00 for nonstandard documents in addition to all other applicable recording fees.

N.C.G.S. 106-741.  Record notice of proximity to farmlands

(a)        All counties shall require that land records include some form of notice reasonably calculated to alert a person researching the title of a particular tract that such tract is located within one-half mile of a poultry, swine, or dairy qualifying farm or within 600 feet of any other qualifying farm or within one-half mile of a voluntary agricultural district.

(b)        In no event shall the county or any of its officers, employees, or agents be held liable in damages for any misfeasance, malfeasance, or nonfeasance occurring in good faith in connection with the duties or obligations imposed by any ordinance adopted under subsection (a).

(c)        In no event shall any cause of action arise out of the failure of a person researching the title of a particular tract to report to any person the proximity of the tract to a qualifying farm or voluntary agricultural district as defined in this Article.

(d)       In no event shall any cause of action arise out of the failure of a person licensed under Chapters 93A or 93E of the General Statutes for failure to report to any person the proximity of a tract to a qualifying farm or voluntary agricultural district as defined in this Article.  (1985 (Reg. Sess., 1986), c. 1025, s. 1; 2005-390, s. 3; 2018-113, s. 9.)

The files below provide notice of the parcels in Currituck County that are required notice under N.C.G.S. 106-741:

Currituck County land parcels that may be within 1/2 mile of farm use property:
(updated February 2019)