Instruments with excessive recording data will be charged an additional $2.00 for each party listed over 20 including attachments and exhibits. NCGS 147-54.3. Effective 10-1-2015

The fee for Deeds of Trust and Mortgages increased to $64.00 for the first $35 pages, plus $4.00 for each additional page. NCGS 161-10(a). Effective 10-1-2016

Payment Forms

  • Business Check
  • Official Bank Check
  • Money Order
  • Credit Card
  • Debit Card

Personal checks, counter checks or E-checks are not accepted. If sending a document by mail, checks and money orders should be made payable to the Forsyth County Register of Deeds. Enclose a self-addressed stamped envelope with your payment to receive a copy of the recorded document.

Payment should be for the exact emount of the transaction. Customers using a credit or debit card will be charged an additional fee of 3% of the transaction or a minimum of $1.00. We do not accept credit and debit card transaction by telephone.

Real Estate Instruments

Type of Instrument Fee
Deeds of Trust and Mortgages $64 first 35 pages,$4 ea. add’l page
Standard document $26 first 15 pages,$4 ea. add’l page
Plats $21 ea. sheet
Non-standard document $25
Satisfaction instruments No fee
Multiple Instruments as one, each $10 plus recording fee
Certified copy $5 first pg, $2 ea. add’l pg
Uncertified copy .25 per page


Type of Instrument Fee
One or two pages in writing $38
More than two pages in writing 45 up to 10 pages, $2 ea. page over 10

Vital Records

Type of Instrument Fee
Certified copy birth, death certificate $10
Uncertified copy .50
Laminate birth certificate (wallet size) $11
Out of County birth certificate $24
State search fee $14
Delayed birth certificate $24
Amendment $35
Legitimation $35

Marriage Licenses

Type of Instrument Fee
Marriage license $60
Marriage license certified copy $10
Uncertified copy .50
Delayed marriage license $20
Marriage license correction $10

Other Services

Type of Instrument Fee
Notary public $10
Notarial acts $5ea. signature
(not charged if performed with acts for which there is a fee except if there is a fee registering instruments or plats)
Comparing copy for certification $5
Thank a Veteran Photo ID No fee
Recording Military Discharge No fee
Military Discharge Copy No fee

County Services

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Contact Us

  • 201 North Chestnut Street
    Winston-Salem, NC 27101
  • Phone: 336 703 2700 (Live)
  • Phone: 336 703 2700
    (After Hours Recording)
  • Fax: 336 748 3158
  • Email: Contact Us
Office Hours

8:00 — 5:00 (Monday — Friday)

Obtain Marriage License

8:00 — 4:30 (Monday — Friday)