New Deed Requirements

Deeds Transferring Real Property
As of January 1, 2005 the Register of Deeds no longer accepts any deed transferring real property without one of the following either printed on or affixed to the deed:

This new requirement has risen out of the growing number of deed transfers where delinquent taxes were not paid prior to transfer. It has become very costly to the County to collect these unpaid taxes. Some of these costs include: increased legal fees, additional postage and/or extended time spent explaining our actions to affected persons.

North Carolina General Statute 161-31 by Senate Bill 1093
Wilson County was added to North Carolina General Statute 161-31 by Senate Bill 1093. The Statute required Resolution was adopted at the County Commissioners meeting on December 6, 2004. Read a copy of the deed resolution.

To save time attorneys may choose to print the text from either Option One or Option Two in the body of the deed. In Option One the deed will need to be brought to the Collections Division of the Tax Department. The attorney will then present the deed to the clerk at the counter. The clerk will verify that no delinquent taxes are owed on the property and complete Option One. To expedite the process the attorney must have the Parcel Number(s) either printed on the deed or on hand to present to the clerk. In Option Two the attorney simply completes the statement by putting his/her name in the blank. This option allows the attorney to bypass the Tax Department and take the deed straight to the Register of Deeds for filing.

If you have any questions concerning this procedure, please contact our office at 252-399-2901.