South Carolina Senate Bill 356 (https://legiscan.com/SC/bill/S0356/2013) was enacted June 2, 2014, and amended Title 26, Chapter 1 of the Code of Laws of South Carolina 1976 Annotated, which prescribes a new requirement for notarial certificates for the verification or proof of the signature of a principal by a subscribing witness.
The Dorchester County Register of Deeds has announced that beginning November 1, 2015, if a document does not have the correct notarial witness verification language as described in SC ST § 26-1-120(E), that document will be returned as “unrecorded” for correction.
As such, all generic ConformX documents containing South Carolina witness lines have been updated to include two notarial witness verification certificates as follows:
- Manufactured Home Affixation Affidavit (Cx43)
Generic South Carolina Documents
- SC Mortgage (Cx349)
- FHA SC Mortgage (Cx19398)
- SC Mortgage FHA (Cx402)
- SC Mortgage Second (Cx507)
- HELOC Mortgage – SC (Cx1384)
- SC Assignment of Mortgage (Cx1560)
- SC Assignment from MERS (Cx4346)
- SC Assignment – INV BLANK (Cx4506)
These document changes will take effect on October 29, 2015. Changes to any custom documents containing South Carolina witness lines will be made upon request. If you have any questions or concerns about these changes, or you would like to place a Document Request to update a custom document, please contact Client Support at 1.800.497.3584.
October 28, 2015