Starting March 1, 2019, the Davidson County Tax Department will be implementing the Tax Certification requirements per North Carolina General Statute §161-131 and the resolution adopted by the Davidson County Board of Commissioners on August 14, 2018. This Resolution states that the Register of Deeds will no longer accept any deed transferring real property for registration unless the Davidson County Tax Administrator’s Office has certified that there are no delinquent ad valorem taxes, or other taxes with which the Tax Administrator is charged with collecting, are a lien on the property described on the deed OR if a deed is submitted for registration under the supervision of a closing attorney and contains this statement on the deed:
"This instrument prepared by: _______________, a licensed North Carolina attorney. Delinquent taxes, if any, to be paid by the closing attorney to the county tax collector upon disbursement of closing proceeds."
Steps are being taken to make this transition as easy as possible. Forms and links will be available on the Davidson County website and additional information will be released as to the process of this implementation. We ask, however, that you submit requests as soon as possible as the completion of the certificate may take up to two (2) business days.
Provided is the link below to test the process prior to March 1, 2019.
Read about Session Law 2005-123 as it pertains to cancelling deed of trusts.
After the register of deeds has determined that all statutory and locally adopted prerequisites for recording have been met, the register of deeds shall immediately register all written instruments presented to him for registration.
The procedure for recording plats and maps is governed by G.S. 47-30 of the North Carolina statutes. View recording requirements.
Check out the Register of Deeds recording fee schedule.
Effective July 1, 2001, all original UCCs and amended UCCs will be filed at the Secretary of State's Office in Raleigh, unless the UCC or amendment form indicates that the document is to be filled in the real estate records of the local filing office and meets all requirements of Revised Article 9.