Register of Deeds

Dear Citizen,

The Register of Deeds serves as custodian and manager of a large number of Public Records that exist primarily to enable the owner of an interest in property to give public notice of that ownership. These include the indexing and recording of legal documents such as Deeds, Deeds of Trust, Satisfactions of Deeds of Trust, Powers of Attorney, Maps/Plats, Easements, Rights-Of-Way, Assumed Names, Separation Agreements, Fixture Filings, etc.

We also index and house the birth and death records that have occurred in Catawba County, issue marriage licenses, certified copies of such marriage licenses, certified copies of birth and death certificates, and administer oaths to notaries. We are pleased to record and issue certified copies of military discharges (DD214's) free of charge to our retired military.

The Register of Deeds assists the public in providing prompt and professional service to all who use this office. We strive to serve you with professionalism and compassion, realizing this may be your first experience in dealing with this office. Whether you are searching your “roots,” looking up information on property, acquiring marriage licenses, or getting a certified copy of a vital record, we are here to serve you promptly and courteously, whether your request is made in person, online, or by mail.

Please take time to browse our site for information that might be helpful to you. Feel free to contact us with questions or comments you may have regarding these records and our office. However, keep in mind the Office of the Register of Deeds does not engage in the rendering of legal or professional advice. This database of documents is not a substitute for the advice of an attorney. If you require legal or other expert advice, you should seek such services.

We are here to provide the office with integrity, completeness, accuracy and efficient safekeeping through the General Statutes of North Carolina, which govern the Register of Deeds Office and the maintenance of your public records. Our office is committed to proper enforcement of these laws as we strive to provide the highest level of customer service.

DISCLAIMER: By North Carolina law, this office cannot prepare or assist with the preparation of legal documents.(§84-2, §84-4 and §84-5). We are dedicated to the safekeeping and maintenance of your public records and uphold the General Statutes of North Carolina by which this office is governed by.