141 N Main St
8:30 - 5:00
Responsible for the recordation of documents having to do with real estate, personal property and other miscellaneous documents. This office has Federal and State guidelines we must abide by for recording of documents.
This office does:
This office DOES NOT:
Employees of the Register of Deeds Office will not help you fill out a deed or any other documents. Doing so is considered the “PRACTICE OF LAW.”
This site should be used for reference only. Sumter County Register of Deeds expressly warns users NOT to rely on this database for title searches. For complete access of records, visit us at 141 N. Main Street, Room 202, Sumter, SC 29150.
The Register of Deeds earliest recorded documents date back to November 19, 1794. These first books carry both titles to land and mortgages along with other types of documents. Mortgage books actually began on January 8, 1872. Plats date back to January 13, 1785. The deeds and plats can be viewed on microfilm and in books, the older mortgages are in books. All of these records are in the vault in the Register of Deeds Office.
Q. May I prepare my own deed?
A. Yes you may, but our office always recommends that you hire an attorney. Our office is strictly for recording, we do not prepare documents and do not answer questions in the preparation of legal documents.
Q. How much does it cost to record a deed?
A. The first four pages are $10.00 and $1.00 for each page thereafter. There is a stamp tax fee of $3.70 per thousand if there is a consideration. If the document is exempt there are no stamp fees.
Q. Are all your records open to the public?
A. Yes, anyone can come in and research any record.
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