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                           ATTENTION - ATTENTION - ATTENTION

Sharon A. Davis
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

The Register of Deeds Office will be relocating to:

Durham County Administration Building II -   201 East Main St., Second Floor, Durham, NC. 27701.  Our office will be closed: September 6th and 7th, 2018 to accommodate the move.     We will re-open on Monday - September 10, 2018. 

Documents will not be recorded during office closing, including the process of Electronic recordings.  In Vital Records, birth, death, and marriage certificates will not be issued.  Marriage Licenses may be obtained via the Orange County or Wake County Register of Deeds Offices

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 of indexing and cross indexing all documents filed.

Office Hours, Monday - Friday:
Vital Records  8:30 am to 5:00 pm (Marriage License Applications processed until 4:30 pm)
Real Estate
8:30 am to 5:00 pm (Acceptance of Documents to be Recorded ends at 4:45 pm)  (919)560-0480