Registers no longer will certify that instruments to be recorded have been duly proved or acknowledged, or that the proof or acknowledgment is in due form – instead, registers review instruments for basic requirements and, if they are present, record
Deeds of trust and mortgages can be satisfied on the record with a simple instrument prepared and signed by the trustee or secured creditor and acknowledged
Borrowers’ attorneys can prepare and record affidavits of satisfaction when secured creditors fail to provide satisfactions
Registers’ marginal notes are no longer authorized
For more information, you can visit the NC General Assembly web site. You can search the web site for Session Law 2005-123 or Bill #734 in the upper left corner of the page.