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Register of Deeds

The Register of Deeds is elected by the people and serves a four-year term. This office records, indexes, and stores all real estate and business related documents that are presented for registration. This includes issuing marriage licenses and certified copies of birth and death records.

The Register of Deeds office is open Monday – Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., except on County holidays. In addition, when the office is open, the public may search the public records from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

What This Department Does

  • Files, indexes, and records deeds, mortgages and miscellaneous property-related records and plats in a variety of formats
  • Provides copies of deeds and plats for a fee
  • Offers on-site information and instructions on how to search for records
  • Provides certified true copies of any documents on record in the Register of Deeds office

What This Department Does Not Do

  • Perform title searches or searches for other information
  • Advise, refer, or make legal recommendations

Common Terms


Deed – A signed and usually sealed instrument containing some legal transfer, bargain, or contract.

Conveyance – The transfer of title to real property from one person to another.

Plat – A scale-sized drawing of parcels or lots of land. Created by a survey, a plat defines a property’s size and boundaries.

Title Search – A comprehensive research process which analyzes property status information, including ownership, liens, deeds, mortgages, and history.

Contact Information


Denise A. Hall, Register of Deeds
153 Courthouse Road, Suite 600
Currituck, NC 27929
Phone: 252-232-3297
Fax: 252-232-3906
Email: Send Denise Hall an email.

The Register of Deeds office is located at the Currituck Judicial Center, 2801 Caratoke Highway, Suite 300, Currituck, NC (approximately 13 miles south of the NC/VA line)


Office Hours


Monday – Friday
8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.