What form of payment is accepted and what are the recording fees for documents.
We accept cash and checks. Checks should be made payable to Kershaw County Register of Deeds. Please see our recording fees for exact fee info.PROPERTY RECORDS RECORDING FEES
My credit report says I have a lien on my property. How can I find out what it is?
You can go online to the following website http://www.sclandrecords.com/ and search under your name or you can come to the Register of Deeds Office for assistance. In the Register of Deeds Office we file Mortgages, State and Federal Tax Liens, and Mechanic's Liens which are considered a lien against your property. The Clerk of Courts Office http://www.sccourts.org/ files debt collections such as credit card debts, doctor/hospital bills, foreclosures, etc., which are considered a lien against your property. We do not report to the Credit Bureau. They hire individuals who come in and search our records. You will need to contact the credit bureau to resolve the issue: Equifax, Experian, TransUnion.
How can I find out if there are any liens on a piece of property?
A. If you are interested in purchasing a piece of property we advise you to have an Attorney conduct a title search. You would need to have a 40 - 60 year title search done under current owner and previous owners. The Register of Deeds Office files mortgages,state and federal tax liens, and mechanic's liens which are considered liens against property. You can visit our website at http://www.sclandrecords.com/ . The Clerk of Court's Office files judgments, such as: debt collection, credit card bills, doctor/hospital bills, foreclosures, etc. which are considered liens against property. You can visit their website at http://www.sccourts.org/.
Is the information in the Register of Deeds Office online?
YES. Our Land & Plat Indexes begin in December 1990. Our images for Land Records begin in January 1996. Our images for Plats begin October 30, 2007 or Plat Book C27 Page 1. Our Tax Lien Indexes begin July 1994 and Tax LienImages January 2003.
How do I get a deed prepared? How do I add a name to my property?
We advise you to contact an attorney of your choice to have a deed prepared. You can visit our website http://www.kershaw.sc.gov/ go under Register of Deeds for forms available online.
To add a name to your property you must sign a new deed conveying interest to an individual. To take someone's name off property they must sign a new deed conveying their interest to someone else. We DO NOTPREPARE documents in the Register of Deeds Office. We only RECORD documents.
What is the recording fee for a deed?
The recording fee is $10.00 for the first 4 pages and $1.00 for each additional page
No fee is charged for the affidavit of exempt transfers filed with a deed.
Documentary Stamps are charged at $3.70 per $1000.00 on the consideration. PROPERTY RECORDS RECORDING FEES
How can I get a copy of a deed or plat?
The Register of Deeds provides copies at a cost of 50 cents per page for deeds and 50 cents for plats. You can come into the Register of Deeds Office and bring with you the physical address to the property or current owners name. You can view our records online at http://www.sclandrecords.com/. You must search by name on this system. Our Indexes begin in December 1990. Our Land Record Images begin in January 1996 and our Plat Images begin in October 2007.
How do I find out it there is an easement or restrictions on my property?
Come to the Register of Deeds Office and will we instruct you how to search for an easement or restrictions on your property. Your Deed should state if there is an easement or restrictions on your property, if it does not, you will have to research the properties history. For restrictions you can search under the subdivision name or developers name. You can search our records online at http://www.sclandrecords.com/ beginning in December 1990.