Tips

Tips for Usage of Craven County Online Public Records

The following "tips" are offered to provide some general assistance and understanding in accessing Craven County Register of Deeds information over the Internet. 

Scanned images of certain types are not available over the Internet.  They may only be viewed in the Craven County Register of Deeds Office or requested via mail from the Craven County Register of Deeds Office. 

You will see the date November 19, 1999 referenced many times throughout these "tips".  This is the date the Craven County Register of Deeds Office began using new computer software for its indexing and imaging.  Prior to the November 19, 1999 date no imaging was done.  Indexes are being converted to the new system. 

If the term "Not Verified" appears on an index, this indicates the index has not been completely proofed by the Register of Deeds or her designee. Indexes are not considered to be permanent until proofed by the Register of Deeds. 

Proofing is the visual verification that names contained in the index is exactly as they appear within the recorded document.  If a name is misspelled within the document, it will be misspelled within the index.  Proofing is only related to the preparation of the indexes and not to document content.

All Index Types

By using this, all the following index types will be searched for the name that is entered. 

Financing Statement

View indexes of Uniform Commercial Code (UCC) recorded filings in Craven County, no scanned images. UCC indexes via the Internet are only available from November 19, 1999 to present. 

Deaths

View indexes of deaths occurring in Craven County only, no scanned images.  Death indexes prior to November 19, 1999 will display 01/01 as the month/day of death; the year of death should be correct.  Actual month/day of deaths prior to November 19, 1999 will be on the death certificate in the Craven County Register of Deeds Office. 

Non-deceased names may appear in the death index, this may be parents names or other associated names, which appeared on the death certificate. 

Pre 95 Real Estate

At present there is no Pre 1995 Real Estate information available. 

Consolidated Real Property

This is where the majority of information exists related to the purchases of property recorded in Craven County.  Index information and scanned images are available from November 19, 1999 to present.  Index information from January 1, 1995 thru November 18, 1999 will be available in the future. 

Viewing of images may range from a few seconds to several minutes depending on connection speed, system usage, image size, and other factors. 

Maps

View indexes of recorded maps in Craven County only, no scanned images.  Map indexes via the Internet are only available from November 19, 1999 thru present.  

Right of Way Plans

At present there are no Right of Way Plans available. 

Military Discharges

View indexes of recorded military discharges in Craven County only, no scanned images.  Indexes recorded prior to November 19, 1999 will display 01/01 as the month/day of discharge and the recorded book is placed in the year.  Actual discharge date on indexes prior to November 19, 1999 will need to be obtained from the Register of Deeds Office.  Indexes recorded on or after November 19, 1999 should be displaying the correct recording date. 

Notaries Public

View indexes of Notaries Publics who registered or renewed on or after November 19, 1999 in Craven County.  Only indexes recorded on or after this date are available via the Internet. 

Pre 95 Plats

At present there are no Pre 1995 Plats available. 

Corporations & Assumed Names

View indexes of company names and individuals included as parties to the company of documents recorded in Craven County.  Some scanned images may be available.  Indexes and scanned images via the Internet are only available from November 19, 1999 thru present. 

Births

View indexes of births occurring in Craven County, no scanned images.

Birth indexes prior to November 19, 1999 will display 01/01 as the month/day of birth, the year of birth should be correct.  Actual month/day of births prior to November 19, 1999 will be on the birth certificate in the Craven County Register of Deeds Office. 

Other names may appear in the birth index, this may be a parent's name, which appeared on the birth certificate. 

Marriages

View indexes of marriages licensed in Craven County no scanned images.


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