Register of Deeds

**** As of 30 March 2021 until further notice all walk up service for Vital Records transactions will be made in cash with exact change.****

*** Due to COVID-19 beginning May 11, 2020 our operating hours will be from 9:00 am until 4:00 pm Monday - Friday except for holidays. The Register of Deeds Office will be run with minimal staffing until things are back to normal. When calling if there is no answer please leave a message.  Your inqury will be addressed as soon as possible. We are also taking a limited number of  marriage license applications. In order  to submit online application please click here, then call 919-245-2700 for appt. You may order birth, marriage or death certificates online by clicking here.  Land records and other documents may be recorded using our drop box or E-recording vendors. For notary appts please call 919-245-2685. All passport appts and processing have been temporarily suspended until further notice. Thank you for your patience and be safe***


The Register of Deeds serves as custodian and manager of a large number of public records. By law, the Register of Deeds is charged with the integrity, accuracy, and safekeeping of these public records.


Document Priorities

The Orange County Register of Deeds office accepts documents through four primary sources. Documents are prioritized for recording in the order listed:

  1. Walk-ins
  2. Electronic Recording
  3. Express Mail
  4. USPS


The services provided by our office include:



This department was designed to provide information and services to the public, insight into what we do and to answer any questions you may have concerning the services we provide. 

Additional Information

If you have any other additional questions, or if we may be of help in any other way, please feel free to contact our office at 919-245-2675.


Important Notice Of Law Change: Effective December 1, 2017

Please see changes under Business Names page.

Please note that if you wish to locate data containing present tax information or map location, you may want to visit the Tax Department or Land Records GIS Division before searching with this department.