NOTE: This office does not prepare any documents; we are record keepers only. We do not provide any forms. We do not change any information on any document. All recordings must meet requirements as stated below.
Documents recorded on or after July 1, 2002 must meet GS 161-14(b) as follows:
Filing a non-standard document that does not meet the above requirements will be subject to a $25.00 non-standard fee in addition to regular recording fees for any instrument presented for registration.
State excise tax (revenue) is required to be paid on deed transactions conveying an interest. This tax is calculated at $2 per $1000 of the sales price.
Effective March 7, 2011: All deeds must be presented to the Tax Collector’s Office for certification of no delinquent property taxes. The collector’s office requests Parcel Identification Numbers (PIN) for timely processing.
Jackson County Land Records requirements for deeds, per GS 105-303A & GS 105-317.2:
Deeds presented to land records for approval must contain the following:
New per NC General statutes as of January 2010:
Deeds involving property splits must either refer to a recorded survey showing the split, or have signature of approval from the Jackson County Planning Department.
* We only accept law firms/attorneys check, cashier's checks, or money orders, we do NOT accept personal checks.*
Any questions, please call 828-586-7530.