As of July 1, 2005, any documents received via mail with refunds, will not be refunded if the amount is less than $1.00 due to County policy. Those with refunds greater than $1.00 will be sent a check from Johnston County. Also, there will be no fees for cancellations 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, 2011
Deeds of Trust and Mortgages:
$64.00 first 35 pages
$4.00 ea. add’l page
All Instruments EXCEPT Deeds of Trust, Satisfactions, UCC, Plats, & Right of Way Plans:
$26.00 first 15 pages
$4.00 ea. add’l page
$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
Add'l Subsequent Instrument Index Reference:
$2.00 per $1,000 ($1.00 per $500) of consideration.
$60.00 for issuance of license
Delayed Birth Certificate
$5.00 birth to be registered in another county
$5.00 papers prepared in another county, with one certified copy
$20.00 papers prepared and registered in same county, with one certified copy.
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 ea. add'l copy
State Vital Records Search (Born after 1971 anywhere in NC)
Amendments to Birth or Death
$35.00 ($10.00 to Register of Deeds, $10.00 per certified copy, $15.00 with check or money order to Vital Records). To have it expedited (within 3 days) it is $30.00.
$35.00 ($ 10.00 to Register of Deeds, $10.00 per certified copy, $15.00 check or money order to Vital Records)
Certified Copies of Recorded Documents
$5.00 for the first page; $2.00 for each additional page.
$0.10 per page; minimum processing fee of $1.00 by mail.
Copies Prepared for Certification
$0.10 cent per page for local calls. For long distance calls $0.10 cent per page plus an additional $1.00.
Notary Public Oath
UCC (Uniform Commercial Code)
1-2 Pages $38.00; 3-10 Pages $45.00; each additional page over ten $2.00.
UCC Search is $30.00 per debtor name listed, plus $1.00 per page.
Cancellations, Notice of Satisfaction, Certificate of Satisfaction
Application Fee - Click Here to Calculate
Execution Fee - $25.00 ***Effective 4/2/2018 fee will be $35.00***
Photo Fee - $10.00 *Optional*
Marriage Licenses are issued:
Passports (By appointment only)
We are located at:
207 East Johnston St. Suite 209
Smithfield, NC 27577