Register of Deeds

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Monday-Friday: 8am- 5pm


Credit card3% Convenience fee or $1 minimum

June 22, 2020

Due to COVID-19 precautions, we ask that customers needing certified copies of vital records utilize our online services by visiting: then choose Government, then Register of Deeds.  Orders are processed daily and mailed out by next day.  Walk-Ins are still accepted.

*Due to the State software migration we are not issuing out of county Birth & Death Vital Records until further notice*

Military Discharges or Assumed Business Name filings can be mailed to PO Box 464 Lexington, N.C. 27293.  The filing fee for the Assumed Business Name is $26.00

Marriage License Applications will need an Appointment  by calling 336-242-2150. Applicants only will be allowed in the office. The Marriage Application must be completed online PRIOR  to your appointment. then choose Government, then Register of Deeds, then Marriage Kiosk.  License are valid for 60 days ONLY.

All real estate searches should be conducted on-line by visiting visit Judgements can be checked through the Clerk of Courts office. Attorneys are encouraged to use an E-Record system or submit by mail. Records are indexed from 1984 to current. If you need assistance with records prior to 1984 please contact our office.

Funeral Homes:  Those who have Escrow accounts are to submit their requests via fax: 336-238-2318. Orders will be completed and mailed within 24 hours. Pick up orders will be at the front counter.  Any who do not have an Escrow will need to bring in the request with payment & proof they are with the Funeral Home in order to provide the certificates. 

Plats: Color coded plats do not upload properly and will not be recorded.

Please call 336-242-2150 if you have any questions and of course; if you are sick we ask that you please do not visit our office.

 Michael E. Horne, Register of Deeds
Michael E. Horne                                                              

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.


  • 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) & recording will stop promptly at 4:30 pm.

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.


Searching Records:

*It is recommended when doing Title Searches, when looking for Satisfactions you look under doc type Release

 * Due to walking distance to get to the Register of Deeds office anyone with physical limitations should park on the public lot on Vance Circle.  For further information please contact our office at 336-242-2150