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Register of Deeds
WELCOME to the Beaufort County Register of Deeds website!
The North Carolina General Statutes mandate the way in which we receive, record and index documents for our county. It is a pleasure to maintain, safeguard, and issue some of the most valuable records a citizen will ever need. Please note that we are a recording office and not legal authorities; therefore, we cannot advise in any legal capacity.
Some common documents recorded by this office are deeds, mortgages/deeds of trusts, powers of attorney, plats, assumed names, and vital records such as births, deaths, Uniform Commercial Code (UCC) financing statements on personal property, marriages, and military discharges. We also administer notary oaths and maintain a record of all notaries commissioned in Beaufort County.
Online index searches are now available and can be found at http://www.beaufortcountyrod.com/. To access deed records from 1968 to 1994, please select the tab entitled "Historical Real Estate Data 1968-1994". To access map images from 1779 to present, please click http://beaufortconc.mapco.us/.
We are here to serve you Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. We have a recording cut off time of 4:45 p.m. Please feel free to stop by to learn more about your family history and the history of Beaufort County.
It is an honor to serve as your Register of Deeds. If I may be of assistance to you, please contact me 252-946-2323 or email me at firstname.lastname@example.org
Carolyn L Garris
Register of Deeds
We also record the following land documents:
- Corporate Documents
- Deeds of Trust
- Subdivision Maps
- And more...
Documents Not Accepted Electronically
The following documents are not being accepted electronically at this time:
- Survey Maps/Plats
Potential Scam Alert
There are companies soliciting business as "Deed Retrieval Services" or "Record Retrieval Department". These organization send mailings labeled as "Final Notice" or offer to provide a "grant deed and property profile" to ensure that a property transfer has taken place, exchange for a large processing fee.
The information which they claim to offer is available for a minimal cost through your local register of deeds office. If you obtain any similar notices to the ones mentioned above, it is recommended that you contact your local register of deeds office with any questions regarding such solicitations.
Notice Per General Statute 132-1.8(g)
Any person preparing or filing a document for recordation or filing in the official records may not include a social security, employer taxpayer identification, driver's license, state identification, passport, checking account, savings account, credit card, or debit card number, or 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 four 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, driver's license, state identification, passport, checking account, savings account, credit card, or debit card number, or 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, driver's 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) for each violation.