What is the procedure for recording a deed?
The new land owner (Grantee) is responsible for the preparation of a new deed to be recorded. After the deed is drawn and properly signed/notarized, take it to the Tax Assessor’s office for the "green stamp" which is a verification of listing on the Rowan County Tax Map and Parcel Number. Also, present the deed to the Tax Collector’s office for their stamp (“black stamp”) which indicates that the tax payments on the property are current. If you mail the deed to us, the Tax Map and Parcel Number must appear on the first page of the document.

The recording fee is $26 for the first 15 pages and $4 for each additional page. Excise tax stamps are based on $2 per $1,000 value of the purchase price, and must be declared on the first page of the deed.

Also now required on the First Page of these documents is a Title (wording which clearly states what the document is) of the document, the grantee and grantor address, and who prepared the document.

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1. What is the procedure for recording a deed?
2. What is the procedure for recording a deed of trust/mortgage?
3. What is the recording fee for power of attorney, etc.?
4. How do I obtain a copy of my deed, deed of trust/mortgage, power of attorney, etc.?
5. Can the Register of Deeds tell me who owns a property at a specific address?
6. Can anyone access the information contained in the Register of Deeds office?