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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).



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

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

Vital Records 8:30-5:00
(Marriage Licenses end at 4:30)

(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.