Fees

Personal Checks are not accepted.

Click on tabs below to calculate costs for copies and recording. When presenting a document for recording by mail or in person, send or bring a Self-Addressed Stamped Envelope for prompt return. If presenting in person without a self-addressed stamped envelope you may take the original recorded document with you for a fee of .50 cents per page.

Register or File Instruments in General

Fee Pages Type of Instrument Description
$26
$4
First 15 Pages
Each Add'l Page
Corporation Charters, Partnerships
& Other Instruments
Pages larger than 8 ½" x 14" are treated as two pages
$26
$4
First 15 Pages
Each Add'l Page
Deeds Pages larger than 8 ½" x 14" are treated as two pages
$56
$4
First 15 Pages
Each Add'l Page
Deeds of Trust or Mortgages Pages larger than 8 ½" x 14" are treated as two pages
None   Cancellation of Deeds of Trust There is no fee to register a cancellation.
$10 Each Add'l subsequent instrument index reference on Assignments only Fee incurred at the second index and each additional index.
$10 Each Add'l
Instrument
Multiple Documents With indication on first page it contains two or more instruments that could be recorded separately (i.e. Deed of Trust and Request for Notice) Note: Register is not required to index multiple instrument whose title does not appear on first page.
$25 Each Non-Standard Documents Fee in addition to other applicable recording fees (see GS 161-14b for recording standards).
$5 Each Instrument Comparing Copy for Certification Comparing and certifying copy of instrument filed for registration when copy is furnished by party filing instrument at time of recording.
$5 Each Acknowledgement For taking acknowledgment, oath or affirmation, or for performance of any notarial act, done in conjunction with any official action performed within the Register of Deeds office.
$26
$4
First 15 Pages
Each Add'l Page
Removal of Graves Certificate Pages larger than 8 ½" x 14" are treated as two pages
$26
$4
First 15 Pages
Each Add'l Page
Notice of Foreclosure Pages larger than 8 ½" x 14" are treated as two pages
$21 Each Page Plats/Condos Each original or revised plat/condo recorded. The accepted size of plats/condo for recording in Forsyth County is 18" x 24".
$21
$5
First Page
Each Add'l Page
Highway Right of Way Plans Each original or amended plan recorded
$5 Each Page Transportation Corridor Maps Each original or amended map recorded

Real Estate Copies

Fee Pages Type of Instrument Description
50¢ Per Page Uncertified Copies Information only
$5
$2
First Page
Each Add'l Page
Deed, Deed of Trust, Plat,
Easements, Covenants
Certified copies are good for any legal purpose
$2 Each Large Plats -
Uncertified
Uncertified copies of plats larger than 8 ½" x 11"
50¢ Each Small Plats -
Uncertified
Uncertified copies of 8 ½" x 11" plats
75¢ Mailing Fee n/a To avoid this fee, you can provide a self addressed and stamped envelope.

Uniform Commercial Code (UCC)

Fee Pages Type of Instrument Description
$38
$45
$2
1-2 Pages
3-10 Pages
Each Add'l Page Over 10
UCC Original Financing Statement, Amendment, Collateral Release, Assignment, Termination or Continuation effective 7/1/2001, only original financing statements and amendments whose collateral include fixtures, timber to be cut, or as-extracted collateral should be filed in the local office.

Military Service Records

Fee Type of Instrument Description
None Discharge Records Filing and recording Military Service records.
None Certified Copies There is no fee for copies, but access is limited.

Notary Oath & Certificate

Fee Pages Type of Instrument Description
$10 Each Oath Administer oath and record
$5 Each Certificate Certification of Notary Commission

Vital Records: Birth, Death & Marriage (Forsyth County Only)

We accept cash or money orders in our office - NO PERSONAL CHECKS. When requesting records by mail, Do NOT mail cash. There is a fee for postage and handling or you can include a self-addressed and stamped envelope.

Fee Pages Type of Instrument Description
$10 Each Certified Copy Birth, Death or Marriage records for Forsyth County only. Documents will have raised seal and are good for legal purposes.
50¢ Each Un-Certified Copy Birth, Death or Marriage records for Forsyth County only. Documents do NOT have raised seal. For information only.
75¢ Each Mailing Fee To avoid this fee, you can provide a self addressed and stamped envelope.
$70 Each Marriage License Issuance of license plus one certified copy
$25 Each Duplicate MarriageLicense If you were married, but the license was not received by our office, a duplicate can be prepared if it has been less than 60 days since the date of issuance.
$20 Each Delayed Marriage If you were married, but the license was not returned to our office and it has been more than 60 days after the issue date, a delayed certificate can be prepared.
$10 Each Marriage Corrections Correction of names in application or license plus one certified copy
$35 Each Birth & Death Record Amendment Amendment to Birth and Death record previously recorded. NOTE: Payment must be $20 to Register of Deeds and $15 money order payable to NC Vital Records.
$20 Each Delayed Birth Certificate (Forsyth) Preparation of papers in Forsyth County when birth occured in Forsyth County plus one certified copy.
$20 Each Delayed Birth Certificate (other County) Preparation of papers in Forsyth County when birth occured in another county.
NOTE: After completion, a certified copy may be purchased from the County of birth.
$50 Each Delayed Birth Certificate (Emergency) Emergency use only. A fee may be paid to expedite the delayed birth process. This does not guarantee, but typically reduces the process time for registering a delayed birth. NOTE: Payment must be $20 to Register of Deeds and $30 money order payable to NC Vital Records.
$35 Each Legitimation Preparation of records for legitimation plus one certified copy. NOTE: Payment must be $20 to Register of Deeds and $15 money order payable to NC Vital Records. Legitimations cannot be expedited.