Craven County Government Offices will be closed Monday, May 29,2017 in observance of the Memorial Day Holiday.  Offices will re-open on Tuesday, May 30th at their regular scheduled times.

Citizens impacted by Hurricane Matthew and flooding should call 1-800-621-3362 to register with FEMA.  Click here for Disaster Recovery and Hurricane Matthew Information.

North Carolina Emergency Management has released new preliminary flood maps for Craven County.  Click here for more info..

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 left side of each page to search the entire site for a specific word of phrase.

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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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