Recording Documents

Recording Fees

The Register of Deeds (ROD) Office records the following types of documents in Aiken County:

  • Mortgages
  • Deeds
  • Plats of Property
  • Easements and Right of Ways
  • Tax Liens
  • Federal Tax Liens
  • UCC Finance Statements

This office does:

  • File, index, and record deeds, mortgages, and other property related records
  • Record and index financing statements and state and federal tax liens*
  • Collect state mandated recording fees for all documents recorded
  • Assist the public in obtaining copies of deeds and other recorded documents

This office DOES NOT:

  • Perform title searches or searches for other information
  • Advise or make legal recommendations (Please refer to the SC Bar.)
  • Prepare or provide forms

Documents recorded after June 12, 2005, are electronically imaged and are available for viewing using computers in the ROD office; documents recorded before that date are in book form in the ROD Office.

Records in the Aiken County ROD Office date back to 1872 and are public information.

The Registrar in Aiken County is an elected position and is held by Julie Stutts

Beginning November 1, 2019, the SCDOR will maintain all state tax liens (new and previously filed) in the online State Tax Lien Registry, The SCDOR will no longer update existing liens or file new liens in county offices. This change is due to the amendment to South Carolina Code Section 12-54-122(G) that passed in March 2019.

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