Effective October 1, 2019

The minimum side margins on instruments is back to one-half inch (increased from one-quarter inch) pursuant to Session Law 2019-117 (Senate Bill 594)


The Register of Deeds Office accepts cash, credit/debit card, money orders, and cashier's checks for Recording Documents. Our mailing address is:

Carteret County Register of Deeds
302 Courthouse Square
Beaufort, NC 28516

  1. Real Estate
  2. Marriage Licenses
  3. UCC Records
  4. Other Records
  5. Other Services
Document / InstrumentFee
General Instruments
(Excluding Deeds of Trust and Mortgages)
$26 for the first 15 pages
$4 for each additional page
Deeds of Trust and Mortgages$64 for first 35 pages;
$4 for each additional page
Plats$21 per sheet
Satisfaction InstrumentsNo fee per statute
Documents Containing Multiple InstrumentsAdditional $10
Highway Right-Of-Way Plats$21 for first page
$2 for each additional page
Nonstandard Documents (margins, 2-sided, etc.)Additional $25
Additional Subsequent Instrument Index Reference on AssignmentsAdditional $10 each
Excise Tax Valuation (per sales price of property)$2 per $1000.00
Map Copies (18x24)$1.00
Map Copies (24x36)$2.00