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Welcome to the informational website of the Office of the Rockingham County Register of Deeds.
The Register of Deeds Office performs a wide range of services to the professional community and to the general public. The most important records in the county are stored in this office; records affecting the people of Rockingham County from the cradle to the grave. Our records are like a snapshot in time of those important milestones in a person's life: birth, marriage, buying a home, military service, and death.
The Office serves a critical role in county government. Records affecting the economic viability of the county, the history of the county, and the personal lives of its citizens-all reside here. Ownership rights and claims on property constitute major wealth in American society. One of the largest investments a person makes in his or her lifetime is the purchase of a home. Mortgages are a critical component of the financial industry. The local government property tax base is made possible from the records contained in the Register of Deeds office.
Real estate documents such as deeds, deeds of trust, and maps and plats are recorded here. We issue marriage licenses, and maintain birth and death records. We issue notary oaths and maintain notary commissions. Numerous miscellaneous documents may be recorded in compliance with statutes. We are happy to file armed forces discharges and issue certified copies of them to our military, free of charge.
The Rockingham County Register of Deeds Office has real estate records dating back to the formation of the county in 1785. Marriage records are available from 1867. Birth and death records are available from 1913.
Registers of Deeds serve as custodians and managers of your most important records. We must exercise judgment and implement policy based on our understanding of the laws and regulations that affect the office. We are charged with the integrity, completeness, accuracy, and safekeeping of these records and are governed by the General Statutes of North Carolina. In addition to state laws, local and federal laws also impact the services provided by the office.
Registers of Deeds are elected to four-year terms by the citizens of their respective county. I am grateful to the citizens of Rockingham County who have allowed me, since 1998, to serve as their Register of Deeds and I appreciate the trust and confidence they have placed in me. For a list of Registers of Deeds who have served this County from 1786 to Present, click here.
My office is dedicated to professional, courteous service to its citizens. In an on-going philosophy of making public records and information in Rockingham County easier to find and easier to use, you are invited to browse through our site to learn more about our office and the services we provide.
We are located in the Courthouse at the Justice Center Complex in Wentworth, North Carolina. We invite you to visit our office and explore our beautiful county.
Register of Deeds
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