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Davidson County Register of Deeds
PO Box 464
Lexington, NC 27293
336-242-2150

Physical Address:
203 W 2nd Street
Lexington, NC 27292


Real Estate Records


Using Davidson County's On-Line Search

First Time Users Please Read Instructions Below

To Search Records:
View On-line Records

The Davidson County Register of Deeds has indexed real estate documents according to the NCAP
Minimum Standards for Indexing effective January, 1995.

The indexing standards may be accessed on-line through the Land Records Management Program at
NC Secretary of State:
www.sosnc.com

2008 Recording Changes
www.sog.unc.edu

Available on this system:
Real Estate index data from January 1, 1987 to current
Search by : Name - Book/Page - Instrument Number - Subdivision
Limit search by date range and/or document type
Search real estate documents & plats

Use these simples search rules for accurate results

Human Name Search:
1.  Do not use any punctuation.
     Ex:  Search O'Riley as ORILEY
2.  Only hyphenated surnames are recognized as compound surnames.  Replace
     hyphen with a space in compound surnames.
     Ex:  Search Lisa Smith-Everhart as SMITH EVERHART, Jane
3.  Do not use spaces in any other surnames.
     Ex:  Search Jake Van Cott as VANCOTT, Jake
4.  Designated status appears at the end of given name.
     Ex:  Search John Leonard, Trustee as LEONARD, JOHN TR
5.  Given names Charles, Robert, Thomas & William may be abbreviated to Chas,
     Robt, Thos & Wm from 1986-93.

Non-Human or Business Names:
1.  Do not use any punctuation.
     Ex:  Search Betty's Flower Company as BETTYS FLOWER COMPANY
2.  Drop "The" when it is the first word of a non-human name.
3.  Substitute a space for the hyphen or slash.
     Ex:  Search Home-Land Realty as HOME LAND REALTY
4.  Close up all single letters or characters.
     Ex:  Search A T & T as AT&T
5.  UNLESS the ampersand is not preceded AND followed by single characters.
     Ex:  Search 9 & co as 9 & CO

The following words will always be abbreviated unless the word is the first word of a non-human
name:

And                                          &
Associate(s)                          ASSOC
Association                           ASSN
Company(y)(ies)                  CO
Corporation                           CORP
Department                           DEPT
Incorporated                          INC
Limited                                    LTD
Partnership(s)                       PTNRP

Look for government agencies under:
USA, US, NC, Davidson County, Lexington or jurisdiction listed first.

Banks, churches, lodges and railroads appear under the first letter of the actual name.

Book/Page or Instrument Number Search:
Be sure to specify Book type and Number of records to be searched.  All documents
have a unique instrument number which is a 10-digit number beginning with
the year the instrument was recorded:
Ex:  200200001

Miscellaneous Search:
Allows search by:
1.  Document Type
2.  "Subdivision name" or "Property description"
3.  Date range can also be specified for all searches.
Ex:  Forest Park
Ex:  15 Acres


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