Register of Deeds

In compliance with applicable laws & regulations, provide a secure, environmentally protective repository for documents entrusted to the department's care. To provide an effective, accurate means of accessing recorded documents.
Core Functions

The Beaufort County Register of Deeds provides the following public services:

  1. Record, Index, and Image the following documents:
    • Land Transactions to include Deeds, Mortgages, Plats, Mechanics Liens, Tax Liens, Financing Statements (UCCs), and directly related documents which establish ownership and/or interest in real property.
    • Powers of Attorney
    • Trusts
    • Death Certificates
    • Military Discharges (DD-214) - These Docs Sealed from Public Access.
    • Notice of Formation or Dissolution of Partnerships
    • Bonds for Public Officials
  2. Provide related services, such as:
    • Maintain searchable documents on-line.
    • Assist customers in retrieving needed documents.
    • Serve on County's Forfeited Land Commission (Registrar only).
  3. Ensure that original documents are returned to their rightful owners after processing.
  4. Collect all taxes and fees for filings and services as required by law. Maintain accountability for collected monies through application of sound accounting principles. Distribute collected funds accurately and on a timely basis.
  5. There is a fee to obtain copies of documents: $5.00(minimum) per request; .50/page for copies; $1.00 to Certify a document; Mailing is dependent on current postage rate.
  6. DOCUMENT REQUESTS are not performed over phone.
    Email your request, along with the book/page needed to:
    We do not perform actual searches. Please contact your Attorney.