One Stop Early Voting for City of New Bern 2017 Election begins Thursday, September 21, 2017 at 8:00 am. Click here for the information flyer.

Effective July 1, 2017 the Craven County Trash Sticker fee will change from a $2.25 Sticker (Orange) to a $3.00 Sticker (Red). Beginning July 5, 2017 the $2.25 Stickers (Orange) may be exchanged with an additional $.75 at the Craven County Solid Waste Department in the County Administrative Building at 406 Craven Street through December 29, 2017.  Click here for the full details and informational flyers.

Craven County: A Brief History.

Lord Craven

Craven County bears the name of William, Earl of Craven, one of the eight original Lord Proprietors of the province of Carolina, and his nephew, William, Lord Craven, who succeeded him as Lord Proprietor. Established in 1712, Craven County was the site of North Carolina's first capitol, New Bern. For more details, go to the history page.

For additional information on Craven County, refer to the public information pamphlet available for students doing research on Craven County.

What's New...

Craven County Government provides a quick reference to the latest news and events without having to search for them. Follow this link and you will be taken to the most up-to-date information as it becomes available. Visit often to stay in-tune with Craven County Government happenings. You can also use the search bar on the upper right side of each page to search the entire site for a specific word of phrase.

Check out the latest on the US 70 Corridor Commission at

GIS Maps

GIS Maps Image

Geographic Information Systems (GIS) provides interactive access to various information about a particular location. Information available includes school locations, tax assessor maps, tax appraisal values, soil types, orthophotography and Air Installation Compatible Use Zones (AICUZ) to name a few. Downloads of GIS data are available for Craven County and its municipalities in several different formats.

Register of Deeds

Register of Deeds

Now Accepting Charge/Debit Cards for Vital Records. Go here for information.

Craven County Register of Deeds index information and certain imaged documents recorded 1737 to present are available for on-line searching and printing. Click here for additional information on the Craven County Register of Deeds.



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