Register of Deeds


Please be aware that public parking is no longer available at our location (226 Pollock St.; the map generated by the link below, shows public parking on right side of Register of Deeds building, it is not public but staff).

Please click on the link below (it will take a few minutes to load) to find parking arrangements for downtown New Bern.

Enforced Downtown Parking: New Bern NC (

Beginning May 1, 2022, we will accept ONLY 18X24 maps/plats.


Tuesday, March 22, 2022

We are now open for all services. Our Notary Oath and Marriage License services remain by appointment only. Please call 252-636-6617 to schedule.

About the Register of Deeds

The Register of Deeds is an elected official and holds office for four years per elected term. The Register of Deeds is the custodian of important vital records and documents and is charged with maintaining and preserving those records for the people of Craven County. This Register of Deeds is proud to serve all citizens of Craven County.

The Register of Deeds office accepts credit/debit cards for certified copies. There will be a small fee charged by our credit card vendor of 5% with a minimum of $1.

1 Certified Copy = $10 + $1 = $11

2 Certified Copies = $20 + $1 = $21

3 Certified Copies = $30 + $1.50 = $31.50, etc...

Marriage Licenses = $60 + $3 = $63


The mission of the Craven County Register of Deeds is to record and maintain births, deaths, marriages, military service discharges, notaries, assumed names, articles of incorporation, maps, and real estate transactions with customer service second to none.

We are governed by three state agencies: the Legislature, the Secretary of State, and the Department of Vital Records.

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

Recording Cut-Off Time

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

Plat Sizes Accepted

18 X 24

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 attempted 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.