Brunswick County ROD

Recording Standards

Effective July 1, 2002 (revised 2011) (revised 2019)

G.S. 161-14

In additional to all other statutory and local prerequisites, all documents executed on paper after July 1, 2002 and presented for registration must meet the following requirements:

  1. Be on 8.5 x 11 or 8.5 x 14 inch paper
  2. Have a 3 inch blank top margin on the first page and a 1/2 inch blank margin on remaining sides of first page (bottom, left and right)
  3. Have a 1/2 inch blank margin on all remaining sides of subsequent pages (top, bottom, left and right)
  4. Be typed or printed in black on white paper
  5. Font size no smaller than 9 points
  6. Blanks in an instrument may be completed in pen
  7. Text must be typed or printed on one side of a page only
  8. State the type of instrument at the top of the first page, below the 3 inch blank margin

If instrument does not meet requirement outlined above, Register of Deeds shall register the instrument after collecting a $25.00 fee for non-standard documents as required by GS 161-10(18a).