Frequently Asked Questions

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Frequently Asked Questions


How do I search the CRPI for the document I am looking for?

The simplest way is to enter the Book and Page of the document you are searching for and click the Search button at the bottom of the page. For other ways to search the CRPI, please click here.

I have a book and page for a map but it is not showing up in the search results. Why?
Our maps (plats, subdivisions, condos, highway) have a two letter designation that needs to be entered in the Book field. Plats and subdivisions are BM, condos are CM and highways are HM. (e.g. If the book on a subdivision is 2018, users will enter BM2018 in the book field) Click here for more information.

How do I disable my pop-up blocker / see my document on the screen?
Based on the type of internet browser you are using, you will have different steps to follow to disable your pop-up blocker for the CRPI. Please click here and select the browser you are using to see instructions.


Why do similar searches produce different number of results?

The CRPI search algorithms follow standards in the North Carolina Minimum Standards for Indexing Real Property Instruments in regards to hyphenated surnames, words beginning with "The", "A" and "An", political divisions and abbreviations. To read more about how the CRPI complies with these standards, please click here.

What documents do you record?

The Register of Deeds in North Carolina record a variety of public records based on North Carolina Statute §161-14. For a list and definition of commonly recorded documents, click here.