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North Carolina General Statutes
Chapter 43: Land Registration.

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Article 1 - Nature of Proceeding. [HTML] [RTF]
G.S. 43-1 43-1. Jurisdiction in superior court.[HTML] [RTF]
G.S. 43-2 43-2. Proceedings in rem; vests title.[HTML] [RTF]
G.S. 43-3 43-3. Rules of practice prescribed by Attorney General.[HTML] [RTF]
Article 2 - Officers and Fees. [HTML] [RTF]
G.S. 43-4 43-4. Examiners appointed by clerk.[HTML] [RTF]
G.S. 43-5 43-5. Fees of officers.[HTML] [RTF]
Article 3 - Procedure for Registration. [HTML] [RTF]
G.S. 43-6 43-6. Who may institute proceedings.[HTML] [RTF]
G.S. 43-7 43-7. Land lying in two or more counties.[HTML] [RTF]
G.S. 43-8 43-8. Petition filed; contents; State to be named as respondent; service on State.[HTML] [RTF]
G.S. 43-9 43-9. Summons issued and served; disclaimer.[HTML] [RTF]
G.S. 43-10 43-10. Notice of petition published.[HTML] [RTF]
G.S. 43-11 43-11. Hearing and decree.[HTML] [RTF]
G.S. 43-12 43-12. Effect of decree; approval of judge.[HTML] [RTF]
Article 4 - Registration and Effect. [HTML] [RTF]
G.S. 43-13 43-13. Manner of registration.[HTML] [RTF]
G.S. 43-14 43-14. Cross-indexing of lands by registers of deeds.[HTML] [RTF]
G.S. 43-15 43-15. Certificate issued.[HTML] [RTF]
G.S. 43-16 43-16. Certificates numbered; entries thereon.[HTML] [RTF]
G.S. 43-17 43-17. New certificate issued, if original lost.[HTML] [RTF]
G.S. 43-17.1 43-17.1. Issuance of certificate upon death of registered owner; petition and contents; dissolution of corporation; certificate lost or not received by grantee.[HTML] [RTF]
G.S. 43-17.2 43-17.2. Publication of notice; service of process.[HTML] [RTF]
G.S. 43-17.3 43-17.3. Answer by person claiming interest.[HTML] [RTF]
G.S. 43-17.4 43-17.4. Hearing by clerk of superior court; orders and decrees; cancellation of old certificate and issuance of new certificate.[HTML] [RTF]
G.S. 43-17.5 43-17.5. Issuance of new certificate validated.[HTML] [RTF]
G.S. 43-18 43-18. Registered owner's estate free from adverse claims; exceptions.[HTML] [RTF]
G.S. 43-19 43-19. Adverse claims existing at initial registry; affidavit; limitation of action.[HTML] [RTF]
G.S. 43-20 43-20. Decree and registration run with the land.[HTML] [RTF]
G.S. 43-21 43-21. No right by adverse possession.[HTML] [RTF]
G.S. 43-22 43-22. Jurisdiction of courts; registered land affected only by registration.[HTML] [RTF]
G.S. 43-23 43-23. Priority of right.[HTML] [RTF]
G.S. 43-24 43-24. Compliance with this Chapter due registration.[HTML] [RTF]
G.S. 43-25 43-25. Release from registration.[HTML] [RTF]
Article 5 - Adverse Claims and Corrections after Registration. [HTML] [RTF]
G.S. 43-26 43-26. Limitations.[HTML] [RTF]
G.S. 43-27 43-27. Adverse claim subsequent to registry; affidavit of claim prerequisite to enforcement; limitation.[HTML] [RTF]
G.S. 43-28 43-28. Suit to enforce adverse claim; summons and notice necessary.[HTML] [RTF]
G.S. 43-29 43-29. Judgment in suit to enforce adverse claim; register to file.[HTML] [RTF]
G.S. 43-30 43-30. Correction of registered title; limitation of adverse claims.[HTML] [RTF]
Article 6 - Method of Transfer. [HTML] [RTF]
G.S. 43-31 43-31. When whole of land conveyed.[HTML] [RTF]
G.S. 43-32 43-32. Conveyance of part of registered land.[HTML] [RTF]
G.S. 43-33 43-33. Duty of register of deeds upon part conveyance.[HTML] [RTF]
G.S. 43-34 43-34. Subdivision of registered estate.[HTML] [RTF]
G.S. 43-35 43-35. References and cross references entered on register.[HTML] [RTF]
G.S. 43-36 43-36. When land conveyed as security.[HTML] [RTF]
G.S. 43-37 43-37. Owner's certificate presented with transfer.[HTML] [RTF]
G.S. 43-38 43-38. Transfers probated; partitions; contracts.[HTML] [RTF]
G.S. 43-39 43-39. Certified copy of order of court noted.[HTML] [RTF]
G.S. 43-40 43-40. Production of owner's certificate required.[HTML] [RTF]
G.S. 43-41 43-41. Registration notice to all persons.[HTML] [RTF]
G.S. 43-42 43-42. Conveyance of registered land in trust.[HTML] [RTF]
G.S. 43-43 43-43. Authorized transfer of equitable interests registered.[HTML] [RTF]
G.S. 43-44 43-44. Validating conveyance by entry on margin of certificate.[HTML] [RTF]
Article 7 - Liens upon Registered Lands. [HTML] [RTF]
G.S. 43-45 43-45. Docketed judgments.[HTML] [RTF]
G.S. 43-46 43-46. Notice of delinquent taxes filed.[HTML] [RTF]
G.S. 43-47 43-47: Repealed by Session Laws 1999-59, s. 8.[HTML] [RTF]
G.S. 43-48 43-48. Foreclosure of tax lien.[HTML] [RTF]
Article 8 - Assurance Fund. [HTML] [RTF]
G.S. 43-49 43-49. Assurance fund provided; investment.[HTML] [RTF]
G.S. 43-50 43-50. Action for indemnity.[HTML] [RTF]
G.S. 43-51 43-51. Satisfaction by third person or by Treasurer.[HTML] [RTF]
G.S. 43-52 43-52. Payment by Treasurer, if assurance fund insufficient.[HTML] [RTF]
G.S. 43-53 43-53. Treasurer subrogated to right of claimant.[HTML] [RTF]
G.S. 43-54 43-54. Assurance fund not liable for breach of trust; limit of recovery.[HTML] [RTF]
G.S. 43-55 43-55. Statute of limitation as to assurance fund.[HTML] [RTF]
Article 9 - Removal of Land from Operation of Torrens Law. [HTML] [RTF]
G.S. 43-56 43-56. Proceedings.[HTML] [RTF]
G.S. 43-57 43-57. Existing liens unaffected.[HTML] [RTF]
G.S. 43-58 through 43-62 43-58 through 43-62. Reserved for future codification purposes.[HTML] [RTF]
Article 10 - Instruments Describing Party as Trustee or Agent. [HTML] [RTF]
G.S. 43-63 43-63. When instrument describing party as trustee or agent not to operate as notice of limitation upon powers of such party.[HTML] [RTF]
G.S. 43-64 43-64. Application of Article; filing notice of claim; application of 47B-6.[HTML] [RTF]