Electronic Recording

Starting March 1, 2019, the Davidson County Tax Department will be implementing the Tax Certification requirements per North Carolina General Statute §161-131 and the resolution adopted by the Davidson County Board of Commissioners on August 14, 2018. This Resolution states that the Register of Deeds will no longer accept any deed transferring real property for registration unless the Davidson County Tax Administrator’s Office has certified that there are no delinquent ad valorem taxes, or other taxes with which the Tax Administrator is charged with collecting, are a lien on the property described on the deed OR if a deed is submitted for registration under the supervision of a closing attorney and contains this statement on the deed: 

"This instrument prepared by: _______________, a licensed North Carolina attorney. Delinquent taxes, if any, to be paid by the closing attorney to the county tax collector upon disbursement of closing proceeds."

Steps are being taken to make this transition as easy as possible. Forms and links will be available on the Davidson County website and additional information will be released as to the process of this implementation. We ask, however, that you submit requests as soon as possible as the completion of the certificate may take up to two (2) business days.

Provided is the link below to test the process prior to March 1, 2019.


Our office accepts electronically submitted documents for recording. This service benefits financial institutions, title companies, law firms and other businesses involved in real estate transactions. Davidson County Register of Deeds began electronic recording December 2008. Documents submitted through e-File will be recorded as submitted. Documents which are improperly submitted are subject to rejection. 

Benefits of eRecording include:

  • Eliminates travel costs and time traveling to record
  • Eliminates check writing costs
  • Provides document security
  • Track document status in real time
  • Recording information and stamped image is returned quickly and efficiently
  • Easy to set up and use

Electronic Recording Vendors

If your office would like more information on submitting documents electronically to Davidson County, please contact one of our vendors.