- Register of Deeds
Register of Deeds
For any vital record applications, and notaries, we ask that you please call to schedule an appointment for your visit. You may reach our office at 919-731-1449. When sending requests for vital records, please enclose $1.00 for postage. We are currently unable to provide amendment services to anyone out of County requesting amendments until further notice.
Marriages are also included in this interruption, until further notice. Unless you are a Funeral Home, this interruption does not apply to you. We are asking the Funeral Homes, any certificates ten or more; you are asked to drop off your request to this office, and we will call you as soon as the certificates are ready.
No changes or restrictions have been placed regarding Real Estate. We are asking, as much as possible, that you reframe from bringing your instruments for recordings in the office of Register of Deeds after 4:30 p.m.
We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause. We are diligently working hard to correct this minor setback. Your cooperation and support in this matter is greatly appreciated.
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You can obtain birth records in person or by mail from the Wayne County Register of Deeds.
Conversion Chart for Plats
The conversion charts will help you determine the current indexing information for plats.
The Wayne County Register of Deeds Office can issue a death record for those persons who died in Wayne County.
Deed Transfer Process
A flow chart describing the deed transfer process in Wayne County
Cutting edge technology has paved the way for the Register of Deeds Office to receive Satisfaction of Security instruments through a process called eRecording.
Fees differ based on the type of information you are seeking. Scan tables and find fees for the service you need.
Free service from Register of Deeds for protection from Property and Mortgage Fraud.
Learn how to obtain a marriage license in Wayne County.
Learn how to obtain a copy of military records.
Are you interested in becoming a Notary? View the requirements and learn how to be sworn in.
Browse public records with our online search application.
Please read our privacy notice so you can be informed about your rights.
The method of cancellation of Deeds of Trust will be by recording a notarized Certificate of Satisfaction signed by the Trustee or Beneficiary of the Deed of Trust.
A UCC is a security agreement that is recorded to protect the secured party's investment. In a security agreement, a loan of money is secured by collateral, thereby giving the lender rights in the property. Effective July 1, 2001, several changes became effective regarding UCC filings. Only fixture filings are accepted in the Register of Deeds. A UCC fixture filing relates to items that are attached to or become part of real estate. All non-fixture filings must be filed with the Secretary of State in North Carolina. UCC Filings Changes Please note the following changes affecting UCC filings as of July 1, 2001:
The primary responsibilities of the Register of Deeds Office are to record, maintain and make available to the general public real estate documents and other documents on file in the office. The staff also issues marriage licenses, birth, death, and marriage certificates, notary oaths, and maintains records of armed forces discharges.