Register of Deeds
Welcome to the Davidson County, NC Register of Deeds website. Our mission is to record, preserve, and maintain access to real estate, vital records, military service records, and also administering the Notary Oath in an efficient manner in accordance to North Carolina General Statutes. We provide citizens with professional customer service and free access to public records through user-friendly technology. We continue to look for productive ways to serve all citizens. We welcome your comments & suggestions.
WHAT WE OFFER...….
- Available staff to assist with Spanish translation
- Superior customer service
- Public computer lab for legal searches
- Self-serve kiosks computers
- For counter visits-same day document recording & vital return
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Office hours are Monday to Friday 8am-5pm (except county holidays)
We accept cash or checks only. No debit or credit cards accepted.
Starting March 1, 2019, the Davidson County Tax Department will be implementing the Tax Certification requirements per North Carolina General Statute §161-131 and the resolution adopted by the Davidson County Board of Commissioners on August 14, 2018. This Resolution states that the Register of Deeds will no longer accept any deed transferring real property for registration unless the Davidson County Tax Administrator’s Office has certified that there are no delinquent ad valorem taxes, or other taxes with which the Tax Administrator is charged with collecting, are a lien on the property described on the deed OR if a deed is submitted for registration under the supervision of a closing attorney and contains this statement on the deed:
"This instrument prepared by: _______________, a licensed North Carolina attorney. Delinquent taxes, if any, to be paid by the closing attorney to the county tax collector upon disbursement of closing proceeds."
Steps are being taken to make this transition as easy as possible. Forms and links will be available on the Davidson County website and additional information will be released as to the process of this implementation. We ask, however, that you submit requests as soon as possible as the completion of the certificate may take up to two (2) business days. Provided is the link below to test the process prior to March 1, 2019.
- Who may obtain a certified copy of a birth, death, or marriage certificate?
- What are the prerequisites to registration?
- Does an instrument need to be notarized before it can be recorded?
- Can I prepare my own deed and have it recorded?
- Can a minor's name be put on a deed?
- Do I have to be present in order to record a instrument?