Document Recording Standards

Documents recorded must meet GS 161-14 (b) as follows:

Paper Size8½ x 11 or 8½ x 14
MarginsBlank margin of 3 inches at the top of the first page, blank margins of ¼ inch on remaining sides of first page and on all sides of subsequent pages.
Font SizeTyped or printed in black on white paper in a legible font. A font size no smaller than 9 pts shall be considered legible. Blanks in an instrument may be completed in pen and corrections to an instrument may be made in pen.
PagesOne sided only.
Instrument TypeState type of instrument at the top of first page.
Non-Standard DocumentAdditional $25.00 per document