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Union County, North Carolina

Land Records

Land Records

The Register of Deeds office acts as a recording office only. North Carolina General Statutes specifically prohibit the Register of Deeds or the staff from practicing law. We are unable to supply legal forms, provide instructions on drafting or completing forms, or answer questions regarding the legal consequences of instruments filed. We advise you to consult an attorney it you have any legal questions.

Can the Register of Deeds tell me who owns property at a specific address?

The Register of Deeds land records system is name‐based. To search for a property by address, Please contact the tax assessor's office at 704-283‐3746.

How do I add or remove names from a deed?

Deed name changes require the submittal of a new deed to the Register of Deeds office. We suggest that you consult an attorney unless you are familiar with creating legal documents.

How can I eFile documents?

You will need to contact our eVendors directly to get set up. We currently use the following eVendors:

Why can I not pull up mortgage information on the deed look‐up site?

The deed look‐up site is ONLY for deeds and plats. No mortgage information is available online.

How do I find out about outstanding liens (mechanics liens) and judgments?

Contact the Clerk of Court's office in the courthouse at (704) 698‐3100.

What is the excise tax calculation on a deed?

  • Aug. 1, 1991, to present...........$2 per thousand
  • 1969 to July 1991.....................$1 per thousand
  • Prior to 1968.............................$1.10 per thousand

What are our Recording Hours?

Monday - Friday 8am-5pm

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Contact Information

Crystal D. Gilliard
Register of Deeds
P. O. Box 248
Monroe, NC 28111

Email: crystal.gilliard@unioncountync.gov
Phone: 704-283-3794

Register of Deeds Office
Phone: 704-283-3843

About the Register of Deeds Office

The Register of Deeds office provides a standardized, permanent record of real estate ownership and transfers in Union County. Our office records deeds, deeds of trust, cancellations, plats, assumed names, powers of attorney and other miscellaneous documents related to real estate. Our office also records and issues birth certificates, death certificates, marriage certificates, marriage licenses, military discharges, and maintains the records of notary public commissions.