Fee Schedule


Fee Schedule


Instruments in General:


  • First 1-15 pages - $26


  • Each additional page - $4


Deeds of Trusts and Mortgages


  • First 1-35 pages - $64


  • Each additional page or fraction - $4


Additional Subsequent Instrument


G.S. 161-10(a)(1) For any instrument that assigns more than one security instrument as defined in G.S. 45-36.4(18) by reference to previously recorded instrument recording data that are required to be indexed pursuant to G.S. 161-14(b), the fee shall be an additional $10 for each additional indexing reference in an assignment.


Nonstandard Document


For registering or filing any document not in compliance with the recording standards adopted under G.S/ 161-14(b), the fee is $25, in addition to all other applicable recording fees.


Multiple Instrument in One Document


A document consists of multiple instruments when it contains 2 or more instruments with different legal consequences or intent, each of which is separately executed and acknowledged and could be recorded alone. G.S. 161-10(a)(1) - $10 for each additional instrument.


Note: Register is not required to index any multiple instrument whose title doesn’t appear on the first page of the document.




No fee


State Excise Tax on Real Estate Conveyances


  • $2 per thousand
  • $1 up to five hundred


Uniform Commercial Code


Effective 7-1-2001: Original financing statements and amendments whose collateral includes goods that are or are to become fixtures, timber to be cut or as-extracted collateral should be filed in the local office. Local filing fees for initial financing statements, correction statements, and all amendments, including terminations:


  • One or two pages $38
  • Three to ten pages $45
  • Over ten pages $45 plus $2 per additional page over ten pages




  • Each original or revised plat recorded $21 per sheet or page
  • Certified copy $5 per page
  • Uncertified copy (18” x 24” or larger) $3 per page


Highway Right of Way Plans


  • Each original or amended plan and profile sheet $21 for the first page
  • Each additional page $5
  • Certified copy $5


Copies of Land Records


  • Certified copy of land records (unless statute otherwise provides) $5 for the first page


  • Each additional page $2


  • Uncertified copy of land records $.35 cents per page


Marriage Records


  • License $60 (includes $35 state fee)


  • Certified copy $10


McDowell County Birth and Death Records


  • Birth certificate, certified copy $10
  • Uncertified birth certificate $.35 cents per page
  • Death certificate, certified copy $10
  • Uncertified death certificate $.35 cents per page


Other NC Birth Certificates


  • Out of county NC certified birth certificate $24 (only after 1971 where no name changes have been made to certificate)


Military Service Record


  • Filing and recording discharge – no fee


  • Certified copy to the Veteran – no fee


Notary Public


  • Notary oath $10