Beginning December 1, 2005 the law changed in NC that would allow for certain personal information to be redacted under guidelines set out in NCGS 132-1.10(f).
Some of the guidelines are as follows:
The request must be in writing, legibly signed by the requester or their power of attorney, delivered by mail, facsimile, electronic transmission, or delivered in person to the Register specifying (1) the personal information to be redacted, (2) the document containing the information re: book and page number, and (3) unique information that identifies the location within the document at which the information can be located.
Only the identified personal information will be removed from the Internet Website. The official record located in the Deed Vault of the Cumberland County Register of Deeds office cannot be changed.
If you have any questions or for more information about this process, please contact:
Our office will continue to provide assistance and further updates to the laws pertaining to public records in North Carolina.
Thank you for allowing us to be of service to you.
J. Lee Warren, Jr.
Register of Deeds