Indexing Standards and Consolidated Real Property Index
The Wake County Register of Deeds is in compliance with the North Carolina Department of the Secretary of State's current indexing standards.
The Wake County Register of Deeds' Consolidated Real Property Index is an in-house indexing system certified by the North Carolina Department of the Secretary of State. This system exceeds legislative indexing standards for real property records by North Carolina County Register of Deeds' offices.
Indexing Corrections Request
Whenever an indexing error is brought to the attention of the register, a correction must be made to the grantor/grantee index. Once the index correction is complete, there will be 3 entries for the corrected book and page number. The original entry will remain along with the associated image of the recorded document. The corrected data will have blank images with the original recorded date and the correction date.
The Indexing Correction Request form may be used to correct information that was not indexed correctly in the Consolidated Real Property Index database. The register of deeds has no authority to correct an error appearing in the original instrument, such as a misspelled name, a defective property description or an incorrect loan amount pursuant to N.C.G.S. § 132-3. The register records the instrument as it is, and under no circumstances alters the text of a recorded instrument.
Location of Indexes
Public documents and indexes are physically located in our office between the information desk and public vault computers. Public documents and indexes are physically located in our office between the information desk and public vault computers. Click here for office layout.
* 07/01/2012 (Implementation: 01/14/2013)
Previous standards - 03/12/2006 (Implementation: 10/01/2006), 10/01/1994 (Implementation: 01/01/1997)