Plats & Maps

Available on this system: Plat Index and Images from Book A1 to Current

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The procedure for recording plats and maps is governed by G.S. 47-30 of the North Carolina statutes.

Requirements for recording plats:
  • Lincoln County accepts 18" x 24" plats and 24” x 36” (see note below).
  • All plats must contain either:


Certificate signed by a duly appointed Review officer


Certificate signed by the surveyor stating one of the following:


  • That the survey is of an existing parcel or parcels of land and does not create a new street or change an existing street.
  • That the survey is of an existing building or other structure, or natural feature such as a watercourse.
  • That the survey is a control survey.
  • There must be indication that the plat is a municipal boundary or municipal annexation; highway right-of-way map; or transportation corridor map.
  • Plats prepared by a deceased surveyor must be certified by the Review Officer before being presented for recording.
  • Fee for recording all plats is $21 per page.

Maps attached to deeds or other instruments:
  • Must be no larger than 8 1/2" x 14"
  • Must contain the signature of a duly appointed Review Officer


Must contain the following disclaimer:

"This map is not a certified survey and has not been reviewed by a local government agency for compliance with any applicable land development regulations."


  • Fee for recording a map as an attachment is the same as the additional page fee for any recorded document.


  • NOTE:  Please don’t use the 24” x 36” size plats if you can get all the information needed to fit with clarity on the 18” x 24” size.


  • For County and City regulations, please contact the Lincoln County Planning Department or the City of Lincolnton Planning Department
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