Register of Deeds


226 Pollock St
New Bern, NC 28560

Registrar: Sherri B. Richard

Phone: (252) 636-6617
Fax: (252) 636-1937

Congratulations to Honorable Sherri B. Richard in receiving the 2015 Shining Star Award at the September 2015 North Carolina Association of Registers of Deeds Conference.  The award is given to a Registrar who has gone above and beyond the call of duty for their County, Association, District and State. 

Register of Deeds, Sherri B. Richard

Click here for the Conference write-up and award close ups regarding
Registrar Sherri B. Richard


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

Craven County Register of Deeds Office has a recording cut-off time of 4:30 p.m. for all documents.


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.

Craven County Register of Deeds now has all land records from 1737 to present, online. Click here for eSearch Instructions on accessing those Land Records from 1737 - 1983.


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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