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State of North Carolina

Execution Requirements for Non-Title Spouse or Legal Partner
  • Homestead-NO
  • Dower/Curtesy-YES, non-titled spouse must sign
  • Community Property-NO
Encumbrance Form(s)

Business Filing Search

Link to State website to search business filings:  http://www.secretary.state.nc.us/corporations/
Closing Performed By
Notary Public; no witnesses required
Mortgage/Deed Filing Fees
First page:  $14.00.  Additional pages:  $3.00 each.
Document Recording Standards
Minimum 10 point font, minimum paper size 8 1/2 x 11, maximum paper size 8 1/2 x 14, black ink only, single-sided, side and bottom margins of minimum 1/2", 3" margin across top of the first page of each instrument with type of instrument at top and 1/2" across the top of each remaining.  Non-conforming fee $25.00 if document does not meet standards.
Mortgage Tax
Transfer Tax
$1.00 per every five hundred dollars or fraction thereof.  Select counties also charge a 1% tax.

Real Estate Property Taxes

Annual.  Due date January.
Bankruptcy Counties
Buncombe, Chatham, Cleveland, Mecklenburg, Swain, Wilkes, and Wilson

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