Register of Deeds
Rhonda Carter, Director
Sumter County Courthouse
141 N. Main St.
Sumter, S.C. 29150
Hours of Operation
Monday to Friday 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.
The Register of Deeds Office
Responsible for the recordation of documents having to do with real estate, personal property and other miscellaneous documents. This office has Federal and State guidelines we must abide by for recording of documents.
The Register of Deeds office records the following types of documents in Sumter County:
- Plats of Property
- Easements and Right of Ways
- State Tax Liens
- Federal Tax Liens
- Power of Attorneys
- UCC Financing Statements
- Mechanic Liens
- Other Related Property Records
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
- Prepare or provide forms
Employees of the Register of Deeds Office will not help you fill out a deed or any other documents. Doing so is considered the “PRACTICE OF LAW.”
This site should be used for reference only. Sumter County Register of Deeds expressly warns users NOT to rely on this database for title searches. For complete access of records, visit us at 141 N. Main Street, Room 202, Sumter, SC 29150.
Interesting Facts About the Register of Deeds
The Register of Deeds earliest recorded documents date back to November 19, 1794. These first books carry both titles to land and mortgages along with other types of documents. Mortgage books actually began on January 8, 1872. Plats date back to January 13, 1785. The deeds and plats can be viewed on microfilm and in books, the older mortgages are in books. All of these records are in the vault in the Register of Deeds Office.