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Willie L. Covington
200 East Main Street
Ground Floor, Old Courthouse
Durham, NC 27701
Phone: 919-560-0480
FAX: 919-560-0497
Hours: 8:30 AM-5:00 PM
regdeeds@dconc.gov
Department Function

The mission of the Register of Deeds is to act as legal custodian of all land titles and all land transaction documents in Durham County. We will provide a level of service to the citizens, legal professionals, and other office users that is exemplary and state of the art for the industry. As legal custodian of land transactions and other miscellaneous documents, the Register of Deeds office files and records deeds, deeds of trust, uniform commercial codes (UCCs), corporations, assumed names, military records, and other legal papers; registers delayed birth records and issues marriage licenses; and administers the oath to notaries public. The Register of Deeds has the responsibility and liability for canceling deeds of trust and mortgages, and indexing and cross indexing all documents filed.

Office Hours, Monday - Friday:
Hours    
Vital Records  8:30 am to 5:00 pm (Marriage License, Applications processed until 4:30 pm)
(919)560-0495
Real Estate
8:30 am to 5:00 pm (Acceptance of Documents to be Recorded ends at 4:45 pm)  (919)560-0480 
Online Vital Records Request  (Available for use beginning Thursday May 15, 2014)
Last updated: 5/13/2014 12:10:14 PM