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The Register of Deeds is legal custodian of and responsible for recording, indexing, storing and preserving County birth, death and marriage records, veteran discharges, notary public records, subdivision maps, condominium plans, and all land related documents (deeds, deeds of trust, agreements, etc.).
After recording, the documents are considered public record and made available to the public in compliance with NC General Statutes by which the Register of Deeds Office is governed.
On the path to becoming a Notary Public?
- Complete the forms and follow the submission guidelines. The NC Secretary of State requires these.
- When you receive the notice to be sworn in, visit the Register of Deeds.
- The Register of Deeds will:
- confirm your paperwork
- collect the $10 oath fee
- perform the oath in the office that day (no appointment is necessary)
Visit the NC Secretary of State for more information on becoming a Notary Public.
The Register of Deeds files military discharges at no charge. For recordation, bring one of the following:
- original discharge
- military copy with raised seal
Only the appropriate person, by statute, is eligible to record or obtain a copy.
Discharges filed for 80 years or longer are considered public record. The general public may view these discharges. Discharges filed for less than 80 years are considered public record with restricted access. The general public may not view these discharges.