Register of Deeds report shows decline

Published 11:35 am Wednesday, August 5, 2020

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Gene P. Boger, Tyrrell County Register of Deeds, reported to the county commissioners recently that moneys paid into her office during the fiscal year that ended June 30 amounted to $62,660, down from $86,487 the previous year.

Her total deposits in 2017-18 were $34,820.

Boger stated there were 173 transfers during the most recent year versus 204 in 2018-19 and 146 the year before that.

Revenue stamps on deeds amounted to $43,078 last fiscal year, $67,019 in 2018-19, and $16,429 the year before that.

There was very little deviation each year in the total number of documents recorded: 525 in 2019-20, 541 in 2018-19, and 516 in 2017-18.

Where did that $62,660 collected last year go? Here is Boger’s report on distribution:

Child Abuse Fund $90; Domestic Violence Fund $540; State Revenue Stamp $21,108; County Revenue Stamp $21,108; Supplemental Retirement $289; Register of Deeds Automation Fund $1,632; State Treasurer $2,511; and Register of Deeds General Fund $14,519.