Wake County Register of Deeds | Tammy Brunner

Recording and Document Fees

Document Type Fee  Details
Deeds of Trust and Mortgages $64   first 35 pages
   $4   each additional page
Amendment to Deed of Trust $26   first 15 pages
   $4   each additional page
All other Documents / Instruments / Assumed Name (DBA) $26   first 15 pages
   $4   each additional page
Additional Deed of Trust references on assignments Free   first reference
  $10   each additional reference
Excessive Recording Data
N.C.G.S. § 161-10(a)(1)
    $2   each additional party name in excess of 20
Non-standard document fee $25     in addition to standard recording fee


Standard Document Criteria

A standard document meets the following criteria. If a document fails to meet any one of these criteria, the non-standard document fee* will be added.
  • Paper size is 8.5" x 11" or 8.5" x 14"
  • Blank margin of 3" at top of first page.
  • Blank margin of at least 1/2" on remaining sides of first page and on all sides of subsequent pages.
  • Typed or printed in black on white paper in a legible font.
  • A font size no smaller than 9 point shall be considered legible.
  • Blanks in an instrument may be completed in pen and corrections to an instrument may be made in pen.
  • One-sided only.
  • Instrument type is stated at center of first page.
* Non-standard document fee $25   in addition to standard recording fee

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   for each additional instrument, in addition to recording fee

Right-of-Way Plans/Highway Maps

Right-of-Way Plans/Highway Maps $21   first page   
  $5   each additional page


Satisfaction of Security Instruments,
Affidavit of Satisfaction,
Trustee's Satisfaction of Deed of Trust
Free   no fee

Certified Copy

Certified Copy
We do not charge for the Wake County trailer page.
$5   first page   
$2   each additional page


Map (Plat) recording $21   per page
Condominium Map recording $21   per page
Certified Copy   $5   per page

Uniform Commercial Code, or UCC

UCC-1 $38   ($45 if greater than 2 pages + $2 per page exceeding 10 pages.)
Example: a 13-page filing would cost $51
UCC-3 $38   ($45 if greater than 2 pages + $2 per page exceeding 10 pages.)
Example: a 13-page filing would cost $51

Excise Tax Calculation on Deeds

August 1, 1991, to present $2        per thousand
1969 to July 1991 $1        per thousand
Prior to 1969 $1.10   per thousand

Vital Records


Marriage License (Click for further details) $60
Certified copy $10 *   per copy
Amendment $10      includes 1 certified copy
Delayed Marriage License $20      includes 1 certified copy

Birth Certificate

Certified copy $10 *   per copy
Amendment (Click for further details) $10
Delayed Birth Certificate $20

Death Certificate

Certified copy $10 *   per copy
Amendment (Click for further details) $10


Notary Oath $10
Notary Authentication   $5   per notary per page


Discharge recording - DD-214 Free   no fee
Certified copy - DD-214 Free   no fee

Removal of Graves

Removal of Graves recording $26   first 15 pages
  $4   each additional page

* Online Vital Record Request: There is a $10 County charge per certified copy, plus a nominal vendor convenience fee, which varies.