The Register Mesne Conveyance Office records land titles, liens and other documents related to property transactions in Charleston County. The RMC, an elected official, must assure that all recorded documents comply with the requirements of federal and state recording statutes and are available for public review.
Functions: Document Archival, Plat Maintenance, Public Records Maintenance, Real Property Transaction Recording
Abstract - See Title Search below.
Conveyance - The transfer of title to real property from one person to another.
Deed - A legal instrument or document used to transfer property to a new owner. A deed names ownership and details a description of the property, previous owners and type of deed, whether it is a tax deed, quitclaim, warrantee deed or other.
Mechanic's Lien - The record of a contractor's claim against property to secure payment of debt for materials or labor.
Mesne - Middle or intervening.
PID Number (Parcel Identification Number) - Also known as a TMS, it is a reference number containing information necessary to identify and locate a particular property parcel.
Plat - A scale-sized drawing of parcels or lots of land. Created by a surveyor, a plat defines a property's size and boundaries.
Restrictive Covenants - Specific rules that pertain to a particular property.
Title Search - Also known as an abstract, it is a comprehensive research process which analyzes property status information, including ownership, liens, deeds, mortgages and history.
TMS Number (Tax Map Sequence Number) - Also know as a PID, it is a reference number containing information necessary to identify and locate a particular property parcel.
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