The Register of Deeds office has opened a satellite office in the New Hanover County Government Center located at 230 Government Center Drive, Suite 180. Office hours are 8:00 a.m. to 4:45 p.m. Monday through Friday. Credit and debit cards are accepted in all Register of Deeds departments.

Note: Our recording hours are from 2:00 pm to 4:45 pm.

Services offered:

  • Copies of Land Records
  • Copies of Birth, Death, Marriage, and DD214 certificates
  • Marriage Licenses
  • Administration of Notary Oaths
  • Two Public Search Stations
  • Recording

For more information please call 910-798-7712.

Some of the guidelines are as follows:

The request must:

  • be in writing, legibly signed by the requester or their power of attorney.
  • be delivered by mail, facsimile, electronic transmission, or delivered in person to the Register of Deeds.
  • specify (1) the personal information to be redacted (2) the document containing the information – book, page, instrument number, and (3) unique information that identifies the location within the document at which the information can be located. Only the identified personal information will be removed from the website.

For the redaction form and more information on Session Law 2005-414 – Identity Theft Protection Act,  please use the links below.

The Register of Deeds office is in the process of updating our recording software and website. We are currently still indexing under the old standards; once our software and website are updated it will support the use of the new NC Indexing Standards.

Please review the publications below that outline the new standards:

Please email any questions, concerns or issues to:
We will address these concerns and respond as soon as possible.

320 Chestnut Street, Suite 102 (Land Records) or Suite 120 (Vital Records) • Wilmington, NC 28401 • Phone 910-798-4530 • Fax 910-798-7751
Satellite Office: 230 Government Center Drive, Suite 180 • Wilmington, NC 28403
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