Recording Fees

 

As of July 1, 2005, any documents received via mail that require refunds, will not be refunded if the amount is $1.00 or less due to Johnston County policy. Any refunds greater than $1.00 will be mailed to the customer in the form of a check from the Johnston County Finance office. There are no fees for satisfactions of deeds of trust. Please contact the Johnston County Register of Deeds Office at 919-989-5160 with any questions.

(New Fees Effective October 1, 2016)

Deeds of Trust and Mortgages: 
$64.00 1-35 pages
$4.00 each additional page

All Instruments EXCEPT Deeds of Trust, Satisfactions, UCCs, Plats, & Right of Way Plans: 
$26.00 first 15 pages
$4.00 each additional page

Plats
$21.00 per sheet or page
$5.00 certified copy
$1.00 uncertified copy

D.O.T. Right-of-way Plans
$21.00 for each original or amended plan and profile sheet and $5.00 for each additional page.

Two or more instruments (multiple) instruments:
A document consists of multiple instruments when it contains two or more instruments with different legal consequences or intent, each of which is separately executed and acknowledged and could be recorded alone.
$10.00 for each additional instrument

Nonstandard Document
(a document not in compliance with the Recording Standards per NC General Statute 161-14b)

$25.00 each

Satisfaction of security instrument, Trustee's Satisfaction of deed of trust, Notice of Satisfaction, Certificate of Satisfaction, Affidavit of Satisfaction
No Charge

Excise Stamps
$2.00 per $1,000 ($1.00 per $500) of consideration.

Notary Public Oath
$10.00

Notary Authentications
$5.00

UCC (Uniform Commercial Code)
1-2 Pages $38.00; 3-10 Pages $45.00; each additional page over ten is $2.00.

UCC Search is $38.00 per information request, plus copy of statement is $2.00 each page.

Certified Copies of Recorded Documents
 $5.00 for the first page and $2.00 for each additional page.

Uncertified copies
$0.10 cent per page and a minimum processing fee of $1.00 by mail.

Fax services
$0.10 cent per page for local calls. For long distance calls $0.10 cent per page plus an additional $1.00.

 

 

Marriage License
$60.00 for issuance of license

Certified copies of Birth, Death and Marriage Certificates
$10.00.   A birth certificate may be issued, without charge, to any person over the age of 62 years.

Certified Copy of State Vital Record (Born after 1971 anywhere in NC)
$24.00 first copy
$15.00 each additional copy

Delayed Birth Certificate
$35.00 ($20.00 to Register of Deeds, includes one certified copy, and $15.00 certified check or money order payable to NC Vital Records.  To Expedite: add $15.00 to the certified check or money order payable to NCVR)

Amendments to Birth or Death
$35.00 ($20.00 to Register of Deeds, includes one certified copy, and $15.00 certified check or money order payable to NC Vital Records.  To Expedite: add $15.00 to the certified check or money order payable to NCVR)

Legitimations
$35.00 ($20.00 to Register of Deeds, includes one certified copy, and $15.00 certified check or money order payable to NC Vital Records.  To Expedite: add $15.00 to the certified check or money order payable to NCVR)

 

 

Passport
Application Fee - Click Here to Calculate
Execution Fee - $35.00
Photo Fee  - $10.00   *Optional*

 

Office Hours
Monday-Friday: 8am-5pm

Marriage Licenses are issued:
Monday-Friday: 8am-4:30pm

Passports (By appointment only)
919-209-8327
Appointment Times:
Monday-Friday: 8:30am-4pm

We are located at:
207 East Johnston St. Suite 209
Smithfield, NC 27577