EFFECTIVE March 1, 2018 - Affidavits for taxable or exempt transfers are required when recording in the Lexington County Register of Deeds office. Please click here for SC DOR website to see the deeds that are exempted from the fees.
Register of Deeds
The Lexington County Register of Deeds Mission statement: To Record, Maintain and Preserve all documents pertaining to real property transactions as accurately and efficiently as possible.
Lexington County Register of Deeds office accepts the following documents for real estate recording purposes:
~ Deeds, Deeds of Distribution and Title to real estate
~ Easements and Right of Ways
~ Federal & State Tax Liens – (satisfactions and withdrawals,
~ Mortgages – (satisfactions, modifications, releases)
~ Power of Attorneys
~ UCC Finance Statements- (Uniform Commercial Code)
~ All additional documents deemed recordable by Registrar
Lexington County Register of Deeds Office provides the following services:
~ Performs all duties pertaining to recording of real property,
(deeds, mortgages, plats, etc.) documents for availability to
~ Performs all duties for recording state and federal tax liens
~ Performs all duties for recording of mechanics liens
~ Maintains and preserves all land records for the county
~ Assist our citizens and the public with obtaining copies of all
documents pertaining to real property or financial
~ Collects the state mandated fees for recording of deeds and
~ Electronic recording through our partners, Simplifile and CSC
Lexington County Register of Deeds Office does not provide the following services:
~ Legal advice or recommendations of any kind
~ Title searches or lien searches
~ Prepare/Provide forms for recording purposes (Deeds,
mortgages, POA, etc.)
~ Witness or notary services
~ Report any information recorded in our office to any of the
All records in the Register of Deeds office are Public Record and most are available online. Online Records includes data from 8/1/1984 through current date with images of documents available from 1/1/1997 through current date.
Lexington County is able to provide ELECTRONIC RECORDING the following Electronic Recording Partners.
Corporation Service Company (CSC): www.erecording.com