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Property Fraud Alert 

 NOTIFICATION RECORDING SERVICE (NRS) is a FREE REAL ESTATE RECORDING NOTICE SERVICE from the Beaufort County Register of Deeds. When a document is recorded into the Beaufort County Register of Deeds Official Records with an Identity that is being monitored, an email will be sent to the email address you have provided. Enroll a name most relevant or important to you. Reminder: you can register 10 names per registered email. Please be aware that you will receive notifications for any names that match those registered. There is no charge for this service, and you may unsubscribe at any time.

Please Note: This service applies only to documents recorded after signup.

Beaufort County Register of Deeds does not represent or endorse the accuracy or reliability of any of the information contained in this service. Beaufort County Register of Deeds reserves the right, in its sole discretion and without any obligation, to make improvements or correct any error or omissions in any portion of the service. Assessing the accuracy and reliability of the information is the responsibility of the user. Beaufort County Register of Deeds shall not be liable for errors or for any damages in connection with the use of the information contained herein. Email addresses and names used for the Record Notification Service are subject to public disclosure per North Carolina public records law.


I received an alert – now what? How can I view the document?

The alert email will provide you with a direct link to the document in the Beaufort County Official Records.  You can easily review the recording information and the image to determine if this document is of concern to you. You may search and view the Official Records here: 

If you suspect you are a victim of fraud, contact the Beaufort County Sheriff’s office at (252) 946-7111. You may also need to contact an attorney to determine whether you need to take legal action if necessary.

The Register of Deeds has no authority to take legal action on your behalf to reverse the fraudulent activity. 

If a document is proven fraudulent, can it be removed from the Official Records?

No document can be removed from the Official Records. Citizens are urged to contact local law enforcement and/or an attorney for prompt, appropriate action if fraud is suspected. 

 Why fraudulent documents are recorded? 

The Register of Deeds must record all documents that meet the requirements outlined in the North Carolina General Statutes. If a document is properly executed and presented with payment, it is the responsibility of the Registrar’s office to record the document. Fraudulent activity would be unknown to office staff.