Register of Deeds

The Register of Deeds office:

  • Records deeds, plats, mortgages, state and federal tax liens, and any document pertaining to real estate transactions in York County
  • Assures that clearly established legal requirements are met prior to recording
  • Provides public access in the most efficient and courteous manner possible
  • Assists the general public in obtaining, photo-copies of deeds, plats or other recorded documents for a fee (see Fee Schedule)
  • Collects state mandated recording fees on all documents (see Fee Schedule)
  • Provides certified true copies of recorded documents at the rate of $1.00 in addition to per/copy charge
  • Provides on-site information on recordings
  • Provides access to available records from other county offices via networked computers
  • Provides online access to records beginning July 1, 1983 to present

The Register of Deeds Office Does Not:

  • Perform title searches or extensive record or lien searches.
  • Give legal advice or make legal recommendations of any kind. (For attorney information, call the S.C. Lawyers Referral Service at 800-868-2284 or the Neighborhood Legal Assistance Program 843-761-8355
  • Witness or notarize documents
  • Prepare or complete deeds or other legal documents of any kind
  • Check taxes; check Clerk of Court records, delinquent taxes, probate court records, or any other office's records in county. Although access is provided, The Register of Deeds office is unable to interpret records of other offices
  • Report any public information to credit bureaus or agencies of any kind
Disclaimer: Forms provided on the York County Register of Deeds website are to illustrate the "form" of documents that meets the basic recording requirements of the State of South Carolina and local ordiances, rules and regulations. No suitability or sufficiency of purpose is expressed or implied by the York County Register of Deeds.
Users of these forms are encouraged to engage the services of a licensed attorney to ensure the suitability and sufficiency of any form obtained from this site, as to the form, content and proper execution necessary to perfect the desired effect, and to ensure recordability compliance of any instrument to be filed in the office of the York County Register of Deeds.