Recording Information


 HOURS: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday - Friday


PHONE: 843-255-2555

EMAIL: dbutts@bcgov.net

MAILING ADDRESS:
Beaufort County Register of Deeds
P. O. Drawer 1197
Beaufort, S.C. 29901 
 
STREET ADDRESS:
Beaufort County Register of Deeds
Administration Building - Rm. 205
100 Ribaut Road
Beaufort. S.C. 29902

INDEX SEARCHES:

Index Automated 1983 to present - Except Plats & Liens.
Typed and hand-written Indexes prior to 1983 for all.
Indexed by Name - listed by Grantor, Grantee, Mortgagor,
Mortgagee, Defendant, Plaintiff, Taxpayer, etc.
Internet access to Index and doc images available for period 1983 to present.

IMAGE ACCESS:

Automated with Indices & avail on-line - mid 1983 to present.
Plat Images w/o Index available for Bks A thru 77 under "Old Plats"
All other Plats Bk 78 to-date avail. via automated Index.
1865 to present avail. on 16mm Microfilm cassettes (35mm for Plats).

MISC. RECORDING REQUIREMENTS:

Original Signatures with two witnesses, Acknowledgment or Probate, & Notary
Must leave 3" X 3" space in upper right hand corner of first page,
and 1" margin at top of all other pages.
All pages should be uniform - Single sided preferred - Prefer all pages same size.
Standard paper sized 8.5" X 11" or 8.5" X 14" max.
Derivation clause required except for Quit Claim Deeds.
Tax District, Map, & Parcel # required on Deeds & Plats
Preparation clause required on all Deeds (name & address of preparing party).
Self-addressed, stamped return envelope.
All docs recorded & scanned same date received & avail on web site next day.
Return time on Originals is 4+ weeks.
No courier drop-offs after 4:00 pm, & no more than 5 docs accepted after 4:30pm

Common Errors that may cause document to be returned:

Signatures don't match printed Grantor name
No or insufficient Witnesses
No Original Signatures (USE BLUE INK)
Too poor quality to Scan - Illegible required Recording Info
Grantee Address missing
Derivation or Preparation clauses missing
District, Map & Parcel Number missing from Deeds & Plats
Incorrect Fees

Missing Acknowledgment or Probate Clause

DOCUMENT REQUESTS

  • Not performed over phone.
  • Please come in or check web site for fastest access.
  • Email your request, along with the book/page needed to: pbaxley@bcgov.net
  • Actual Searches are not performed. Please contact your Attorney.

Fees:

  • Request Fee is $5.00 per request ($5 minimum)
  • Copies are $.50/page
  • Mailing is current postage rate
  • Certified Copies are $1.00 per document