08 .1101 - INTRODUCTION AND PURPOSE
08 .1101. INTRODUCTION AND PURPOSE
(a) The Registers of Deeds of North Carolina are dedicated to sound management practices, progressive land records modernization efforts, and the best possible assistance to the citizens who depend on their services. Toward this end, the N.C. Association of Registers of Deeds, in conjunction with the Real Property Section of the N.C. Bar Association, developed indexing standards which shall be administered statewide beginning January 1, 1995. The standards will bring uniformity to the methods used for indexing land records documents in each Registers of Deeds office and will ultimately benefit every person who uses a Register of Deeds facility in conducting any phase of a land parcel and title search.
(b) The Land Records Management Division, hereinafter referred to as "Division", is responsible for encouraging local and county governments to utilize modern methods, techniques, equipment, and documentation which will improve the quality of public service with respect to land records and to achieve a high degree of standardization throughout the State. The Division also provides technical assistance to local and county governments in their efforts to further enhance their abilities to provide the best possible service to their public.
(c) The Indexing Standards, hereinafter referred to as "Standards", published in August 1990 and approved by the N.C. Association of Registers of Deeds in September 1990, and by the Real Property Section of the N.C. Bar Association in November 1990, are hereby incorporated by reference including any subsequent amendments and editions. The Standards contain uniform procedures to be used by all Registers of Deeds for indexing land records. Copies of the Standards may be viewed or obtained by contacting the Land Records Management Division, N.C. Department of the Secretary of State, P.O. Box 27687, Raleigh, NC 27611, (919) 733-7006. The cost for receiving a copy of the standards will be twenty cents per page ($.20) to cover reproduction and postage.(Authority G.S. 147-37; 147-54.3(b1); 150B-21.6; 161-22.3; Eff. August 3, 1992; Amended Eff. November 1, 1994.)
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