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North Carolina Property Records Search
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North Carolina Property Records

What are North Carolina Property Records?

North Carolina property records are real estate documents that contain information related to properties located in North Carolina. These records can include land deeds, mortgages, liens, property ownership histories, and other documents.

Property records are public information in North Carolina, and anyone can request access to these records. The Registry of Deeds is the office responsible for maintaining property records in North Carolina. Each county in North Carolina has its own Registry of Deeds, and these offices are located in the county seat.

 

Where to Find North Carolina Property Records

The best way to find North Carolina property records is to contact the county Registry of Deeds. The Registry of Deeds will have all records related to properties in that county.

It is also possible to search for North Carolina property records online. Several counties in North Carolina have made their property records available online. The North Carolina Association of Registers of Deeds also has a consolidated website that allows users to search for property records from any county in North Carolina.

InfoTracer is another website that allows users to search for property records in North Carolina. This site also includes information on historical deeds and other documents related to properties in North Carolina.

 

What Information Can You Find in North Carolina Property Records?

Like most property records, North Carolina property records will include information on the property owner, the property address, and a description of the property.

Here are other types of information that you may find in North Carolina property records:

  • Property deeds
  • Current mortgages
  • Tax assessments and liens
  • Easements
  • Restrictions
  • Property ownership history
  • Building Permit Records
  • Zoning information
  • And more!

These details can help property buyers and sellers research properties in North Carolina. It also allows property owners to track their properties and keep up with any changes to the property.

 

North Carolina Property Tax Records

The county tax collector maintains NC property tax records. The County Tax Collector is responsible for collecting property tax payments and keeping records related to property taxes.

Property taxes in NC are assessed based on the property's value. January 1is the tax lien date, and homeowners are responsible for paying property taxes by that date to avoid late penalties.

The average property tax rate in North Carolina is low compared to other states. The statewide average effective property tax rate is 0.77%, lower than the national average.

Orange County has the highest effective property tax rate in North Carolina at 1.19%. Durham County and Wake County follow this at 1.18% and 0.88%, respectively.

Meanwhile, Montgomery County has the lowest effective tax rate of 0.79%.

 

North Carolina Registry of Deeds Offices

Each county in North Carolina has its own Registry of Deeds office. The Registry of Deeds is responsible for maintaining all property records for that county.

Wake County Register of Deeds
300 South Salisbury Street
Raleigh, North Carolina, 27601
Phone: 919-856-5460
Fax: 919-856-5467
https://www.wakegov.com/departments-government/register-deeds

Mecklenburg County Recorder of Deeds
720 East 4th Street
Charlotte, North Carolina, 28202
Phone: 704-336-2443
Fax: 704-336-7699
https://www.mecknc.gov/ROD/Pages/default.aspx

Chatham County Register-Deeds
12 East Street
Pittsboro, North Carolina, 27312
Phone: 919-542-8235
Fax: 919-542-8272
https://www.chathamcountync.gov/government/departments-programs-i-z/register-of-deeds

Forsyth County Recorder of Deeds
201 North Chestnut Street
Winston-Salem, North Carolina, 27101
Phone: 336-703-2700
Fax: 336-727-8599
https://www.co.forsyth.nc.us/rod/

Nash County Register of Deeds
120 West Washington Street
Nashville, North Carolina, 27856
Phone: 252-459-9836
Fax: 252-459-9889
https://nashcountync.gov/243/Register-of-Deeds

Orange County Register-Deeds
228 South Churton Street
Hillsborough, North Carolina, 27278
Phone: 919-245-2675
Fax: 919-644-3018
https://www.orangecountync.gov/2642/Register-of-Deeds

Pender County Register-Deeds
300 East Fremont Street
Burgaw, North Carolina, 28425
Phone: 910-259-1225
Fax: 910-259-1299
https://www.pendercountync.gov/rod/

Halifax County Recorder of Deeds
PO Box 67
Halifax, North Carolina, 27839
Phone: 252-583-2101
Fax: 252-583-1273
https://www.halifaxnc.com/217/Register-of-Deeds

Harnett County Recorder of Deeds
305 West Cornelius Harnett Boulevard
Lillington, North Carolina, 27546
Phone: 910-893-7540
Fax: 910-814-3841
https://www.harnett.org/deeds/

Iredell County Recorder of Deeds
PO Box 904
Statesville, North Carolina, 28687
Phone: 704-872-7468
Fax: 704-878-5426
https://www.iredellcountync.gov/533/Register-of-Deeds

Surry County Register of Deeds
201 East Kapp Street
Dobson, North Carolina, 27017
Phone: 336-401-8150
Fax: 336-401-8149
https://www.co.surry.nc.us/departments/(k_through_z)/register_of_deeds/index.php

 
 

Frequently Asked Questions About North Carolina Property Records

How Do I Find Out Who Owns a Property in North Carolina?

If you are trying to find out who owns a particular property in North Carolina, you must contact the local Registry of Deeds office for that county. You can locate the correct office using the list of counties above or searching online.

Once you have located the correct office, you can check if the county has an online property records database that you can search. If not, you will need to visit the office in person to request copies of the records.

InfoTracer also helps you find out who owns a property in NC by searching our extensive public records database.

How Do I Find Property Details Online?

If you want to find property details online, you can use the search feature on the website of your local county Registry of Deeds office. You may also be able to find some property information on the website of your local tax assessor's office.

Another way to find property details online is to use a public records search service like InfoTracer. InfoTracer helps you find out all sorts of information about a property, including the owner's name and contact details, its value, any liens or judgments against it, and much more.

Where are Deeds Recorded in North Carolina?

Deeds are typically recorded in the county where the property is located. In North Carolina, there are 100 counties. Each one has a separate Registry of Deeds office responsible for keeping records of deeds and other types of real estate transactions.

What Registry of Deeds is in Charmeck, NC?

The Mecklenburg County Recorder of Deeds is where you can do a real estate lookup for Charmeck and Charlotte. There is a fee upon request for a particular document. Call ahead or look online to verify what services are offered in your area.

How Do I Find Out About North Carolina Unclaimed Property?

Unclaimed property refers to any physical or financial assets that have remained unclaimed over time, such as abandoned bank accounts, life insurance policies, stocks, bonds, contents of safe deposit boxes, utility deposits, mineral rights, etc.

The State Treasurer's Office in North Carolina manages the unclaimed property. You can search for unclaimed property on the State Treasurer's Office website here.

InfoTracer also has a database of unclaimed property records that you can search to find out if any money or other assets are owed.

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