Plats & Maps


The procedure for recording plats and maps is governed by G.S 47-30 of the North Carolina statutes.

Requirements for Recording Plats

  • Davidson County accepts only 18-inch by 24-inch plats.
  • All plats must contain either:
    • Certificate signed by a duly appointed Review Officer
    • Certificate signed by the surveyor stating one of the following:
      • That the survey is of an existing parcel or parcels of land and does not create a new street or change an existing street.
      • That the survey is of an existing building or other structure, or natural feature such as a watercourse.
      • That the survey is a control survey.
      • There must be indication that the plat is a municipal boundary or municipal annexation; highway right-of-way map; or transportation corridor map.
  • Plats will be returned to the company or individual indicated on the plat.
  • Plats prepared by a deceased surveyor must be certified by the Review Officer before being presented for recording.
  • Fee for recording all plats is $21 per page.

Requirements for Recording Maps

Maps attached to deeds or other instruments:

  • Must be no larger than 8 1/2 inches by 14 inches
  • Must contain the signature of a duly appointed Review Officer or must contain the following disclaimer: "This map is not a certified survey and has not been reviewed by a local government agency for compliance with any applicable land development regulations."

Fee for recording a map as an attachment is the same as the additional page fee for any recorded document.