|Willie L. Covington
200 East Main Street
Ground Floor, Old Courthouse
Durham, NC 27701
Hours: 8:30 AM-5:00 PM
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.
It has been brought to the Durham Register’s attention that there are companies soliciting business as “Deed Retrieval Services” or “Record Retrieval Department.” These organizations send mailings labeled “Final Notice” or offer to provide a “grant deed and property profile” to ensure that a property transfer has taken place, in exchange for a large processing fee.
The information which they claim to offer is available for free or at minimal cost through your local register of deeds office. If you obtain any similar notices to the ones mentioned above, it is recommended that you contact your local register of deeds office with any questions regarding such solicitations. See also: http://ncdoj.com/News-and-Alerts/Alerts/Watch-out-for-Misleading-Mailing-from-State-Record.aspx
, from our North Carolina Attorney General’s office.
The Register of Deeds Website (ALERT for Escrow Users).
We have reported issues involving the Marriage Index Search. These issues have been escalated to the highest priority and will be resolved asap.
Office Hours, Monday - Friday
||8:30 am to 5:00 pm (Marriage License, Applications processed until 4:30 pm)
|8:30 am to 5:00 pm (Acceptance of Documents to be Recorded ends at 4:45 pm)