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ATTENTION! 

Effective Monday - July 13, 2020 the Vital Records Office will be offering services by appointment only.  Please call 919-560-0495 to schedule an appointment. 

Due to the coronavirus (COVID-19), staff has been reduced and services will be provided on a limited basis.  Customers are asked to visit the Durham County Register of Deed’s website to utilize online services.

 

IMPORTANT NOTICE 

As the County continues to manage public safety related to the coronavirus (COVID-19), please note the following information regarding building access guidelines and services in the Register of Deeds Office.

Building Access Guidelines:

Upon entering the building, please remember the following practices and adhere to the CDC Guidelines to minimize the transmission of COVID-19:

  • Masks are required to enter all public places in Durham, North Carolina. 
  • Maintain social distance - six feet requirement.
  • Wash / sanitize hands  regularly.  

Real Estate Services

In order to prevent multiple filings of the same document, submitters are strongly encouraged to check their own records to ensure that documents which have previously been recorded have not also been submitted for E-Recording. The Register of Deeds Office will not review any document to determine if it has already been filed. If you have any questions about a previous account or questions regarding policies or procedures, please contact your E-Recording vendor.

**Due to the high volume of E-Recordings, expect longer than normal processing times.**

The office will also be unable to honor requests to look for or process specific submitted documents as all filings will be recorded in the order they are received. The most efficient way to determine if a document has been recorded is to check grantor information on the Durham County Register of Deeds online database

Passport applications are not being accepted as this time.

Vital Record Services: 

DUE TO COVID-19 and PER CDC GUIDELINES, OUR OFFICE PROCESSES HAVE BEEN CHANGED TEMPORARILY

Birth Certificates: Can be obtained via our website, by mail or via fax at 919-560-7221.  Certified copies are $10.00; payable by cash, money order, or credit card.  You will need to provide a photocopy of your ID and proof of relationship (if applicable).  For additional information, please call 919-560-0495.

Death Certificates: Can be obtained via our website, by mail or via fax at 919-560-7221.  Certified copies are $10.00; payable by cash, money order, or credit card.  you will need to provide a photocopy of your ID and proof of relationship (if applicable).  For additional information, please call our office at 919-560-0495.

Marriage License:  To obtain a marriage license, you will need to call and schedule an appointment prior to coming into the office.  Please call our office at 919-560-0495 to make an appointment or to obtain additional information.

Marriage Certificates:  Can be obtained via our website, by mail or via fax at 919-560-7221.  Certified copies are $10.00; payable by cash, money order, or credit card.  You will need to provide a copy of your ID and proof of relationship (if applicable).  For additional information, please call our office at 919-560-0495. 

Notary Oaths:  Those who have successfully completed the notary class and received notification of appointment from the Secretary of State, will need to call for an appointment prior to coming into the office.  This office does not notarize outside documents.  For additional information, please call our office at 919-560-0495.

Military Documents (DD-214): To obtain a copy of your DD-214, you will need to call and schedule an appointment prior to coming into the office.  Please call our office at 919-560-0495 to make an appointment or to obtain additional information.

Be advised, there will be extended time needed to complete any process.

Thank you for your continued patience as Durham County Government continues to work to restore all County services.

 

ATTENTION CUSTOMERS

The Register of Deeds Office no longer accepts Personal Checks.

Acceptable Forms of Payment: Cash, Certified Check, Trust Account Check, Money Order, Debit/Credit Card (where applicable).

                                        


Sharon A. Davis
201 East Main Street
Administration Bldg. II
Durham, NC 27701
Phone: 919-560-0480

FAX: 919-560-0497
Hours: 8:30 AM-5:00 PM
regdeeds@dconc.gov

Hours of Operation
Real Estate 8:30-5:00
(Recording Ends at 4:45)

Vital Records 8:30-5:00

(No Amendments Processed after 4:00 pm.)

(Marriage Licenses end at 4:30 pm.)

(No Marriage Licenses issued after 4:30 pm.)

(No Certified Copies of Vital Records; Births, Deaths, Marriages issued after 4:45 pm.).

 Marriage Application  Online Vital Records Request  Online Public Records Search
 Register a business  Military Discharge  Taking your Notary Oath
 Taking your Notary Oath  Acceptable Identification  Taking your Notary Oath

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.