Attention: The Register of Deeds Office has opened
a Satellite Office at 230 Government Center Drive, Suite 180. Office hours are 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Monday through Friday.
Attention: Land Record Recordings will continue to only be done at the Register of Deeds downtown location.
For more information please call 910-798-7712.
Birth, Death, Marriage and DD214 copies
Land Record Copies
Administer Notary Oaths
Two Public Search stations
Notice: Beginning December 1, 2005 the law changed in NC that would allow for certain personal information to be redacted under guidelines set out in NCGS 132-1.10(f).
Some of the guidelines are as follows:
The request must be in writing, legibly signed by the requester or their power of attorney, delivered by mail, facsimile, electronic transmission, or delivered in person to the register specifying (1) the personal information to be redacted (2) the document containing the information re: book, page, instrument number, and (3)unique information that identifies the location within the document at which the information can be located. Only the identified personal information will be removed for the internet Website.
For the redaction form and more information on Session Law2005-414 the Identity Theft Protection Act please use the links below.
Session Law 2005-414.PDF
Notice: Credit and Debit cards are accepted in all departments with the exception of the Recording department.
ALERT: Important Notice!
The Register of Deeds Office is in the process of updating our recording software and website. We are currently still indexing under the old standards; once our software and website are updated it will support the use of the new NC Indexing Standards.
Please review the publications below that outline the new standards:
Please email any questions, concerns or issues to: email@example.com.
We will address these concerns and respond as soon as possible.
Notice: Fee Changes Effective Oct. 1,2011
Session Law 2011-296 (S 384) modifies the fees for recording instruments and simplifies their allocation to state accounts. For more information please see Land Records Bulletin 35.
1. The fees for recording Instruments except deeds of trust and mortgages will be $26 for the first 15 pages and $4 each additional page.
2. Deeds of trust and mortgages will be $56 for the first 15 pages and $4 each additional page.
3. There will no longer be an additional fee for verification (currently $2.00)
4. Additional subsequent instrument index reference is $10 each on assignments only.
The Recording Department of the Register of Deeds office is located at 216 North Second Street in Room 4. The office is open from 8:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m. The recording hours are 8:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m. All documents presented for recording must meet the following standards:
The Vital Records Department is located at 216 North Second Street in room 2 and 3. Their hours are 8:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m., however Marriage licenses are not issued after 4:45 p.m. Please see pages on Marriage Licenses, Birth and Death certificates for more information. This office also files DD214's which are military discharges.
The mailing address for Vital Records and the Register of Deeds Dept. is:
New Hanover County Register of Deeds
216 North Second Street Wilmington, NC 28401