Effective Monday - April 1, 2019 the Register of Deeds Office will no longer accept Personal Checks.
Acceptable Forms of Payment: Cash, Certified Check, Trust Account Check, Money Order, Debit/Credit Card (where applicable).
The Register of Deeds Office will be closed on Friday - April 19th, 2019 for the County's observance of Good Friday.
Sharon A. Davis
Hours of Operation
(No Marriage Licenses issued after 4:30 pm.)
(No Certified Copies of Vital Records; Births, Deaths, Marriages issued after 4:45 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 of indexing and cross indexing all documents filed.