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Who is the Register of Deeds?
The Register of Deeds is an elected official chosen by the people to serve as custodian and protector of the county’s important records. The term of office for each Register of Deeds is four (4) years.
What Does the Register of Deeds Office Do?
The Register of Deeds Office is responsible for recording, indexing, maintaining, and preserving all real estate documents like deeds, deeds of trust, assignments, and satisfactions, as well as, indexing plat maps, recording Power of Attorney forms, and often recording some civil memorandums and agreements. The office also issues marriage licenses and provides certified copies of vital records (such as birth, death, and marriage certificates) upon request. Further, the Register of Deeds Office oversees all Notary Public appointments and administers the Notary Oath for all incoming notaries within the county. Last, but not least, the Register of Deeds Office records, maintains, and preserves all military discharge papers for veterans, as well as, indexes UCC filings, and records Certificates of Assumed Name forms for small businesses.
Davie County’s land records date all the way back to 1837 and Davie County’s first marriage license dates back to 1868!!
In order to e-record with the Davie County Register of Deeds Office, you will need to first select a vendor to handle your electronic transmissions. The two (2) vendors our office uses are Simplifile and CSC. You may contact Simplifile at 1-800-460-5657 or CSC at 1-855-200-1150. Once you choose which vendor you would like to use, you will need to sign an "Electronic Recording Submitter Agreement" with our office; this is sometimes called an "MOU" for Memorandum of Agreement. The vendor will email you the Submitter Agreement for your review and approval and then the vendor will send it to our office for us to sign and approve as well. Once your Submitter Agreement is fully signed, you will be notified by the vendor that you can begin E-recording.
Applicants are requested, but not required, to call the office at (336) 753-6080 in order to schedule an appointment for obtaining a marriage license. The process for obtaining a marriage license, what documents are required for identification, fees, and a preliminary application worksheet can be found at daviemarriage.org. Please note that no marriage licenses will be issued after 4:30 p.m. each day.
No, the Davie County Clerk of Superior Court files Last Will and Testaments and can assist you with probating an estate after a person passes away. Please contact the Wills & Estates Division of the Clerk of Court’s Office. The number to the Davie County Clerk of Court is (336) 936-3000.
Please click on the link beside the vital record icon on our home page for all information regarding requesting certified and uncertified copies of vital records like birth certificates, death certificates, and marriage licenses.
No, we do not notarize documents here in the Register of Deeds Office. Most attorneys’ offices have notaries and some banks will have notaries available as well. You can also find notaries in your area by visiting the "Notaries" section of the North Carolina Secretary of State’s website. Click here for the link.
No, our office does not have blank forms available for preparing documents.
No, our office remains open from 8:30 a.m. until 5:00 p.m. Monday through Friday.