Register of Deeds

226 Pollock St
New Bern, NC 28560
Registrar: Sherri B. Richard
Phone: (252) 636-6617
Fax: (252) 636-1937

Now Accepting Charge/Debit Cards for Vital Records.
(posted 08/06/2014)

Effective Monday, February 17, 2014 the Craven County Register of Deeds Office will have a recording cut-off time of 4:30 p.m. for all documents.

This is to better accommodate the eRecording offering available for our office.

Minimum Standards for Indexing Real Property Instruments
(posted 6/28/2012, July effective 1, 2012)

Register of Deeds Voter ID Information Sheet
(posted 12/27/2013)


The mission of the Craven County Register of Deeds is to record and maintain births, deaths, marriages, service discharges, notaries, assumed names, articles of incorporations, maps, and real estate transactions.

We are governed by three state agencies:  the Legislature, the Secretary of State, and the Bureau of Vital Statistics.  The Institute of Government advises and helps us.

We assist surveyors, realtors, ministers, lawyers, genealogists, funeral homes, and the general public.  It is our goal to serve every citizen in a prompt, professional, and congenial attitude.

Genealogy Info

The Register of Deeds office is pleased to have working with us, the Craven County Genealogical Society. If you have genealogy questions you may contact them at the following address:

Craven County Genealogical Society of North Carolina, Inc.
P.O. Box 1344
New Bern NC 28563-1344

Legal Disclaimer

This public information data is furnished by the Craven County Register of Deeds Office, and it must be accepted and used by the recipient with the understanding that the Craven County Register of Deeds Office makes no warranties, express or implied, concerning the accuracy, completeness, reliability, or suitability of this data.  Furthermore, the Craven County Register of Deeds Office assumes no responsibility or liability whatsoever associated with the use or misuse of this data.  While we have attemped to preserve the accuracy of this online version, these records are not official and the Craven County Register of Deeds will not be responsible for any inaccuracies that may be encountered.  Only the Official Public Records provided in the office shall be referenced as the Official Public Records.



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