General Information

The Register of Deeds office provides a standardized, permanent record of real estate ownership and transfers in Durham County. Our office records deeds, deeds of trust, cancellations, plats, assumed names, powers of attorney and other miscellaneous documents related to real estate. Our office also records and issues birth certificates, death certificates, marriage certificates, marriage licenses, military discharges, and maintains the records of notary public commissions.

If you are requesting a certified copy of your marriage license and have recently been married, please do not request a copy until 10 days after your marriage date.

Charges will apply when ordering vital records or filing assumed names. Please note the information below:

        • Request will be managed in the order received
        • Requests should be completed online and will be processed during normal business hours Monday – Friday 8:30am – 5:00pm
        • Please allow up to 14 days for processing
        • Records are available dating back to 1913
        • When selecting "Pick-up" as your delivery option, please wait until you have received an email, phone message or text "Request Approved" before coming into the office to pick-up.
        • Delivery Options will be mailed and not available for pick-up once processing is approved and complete. When selecting "Delivery" as your method to receive your documents, please wait until you have received an email, text, or phone message confirmation "Request Approved" and allow mail time from that approved date. 


Click the appropriate link button to request information.

All requests will be checked for accuracy. Any inaccurate information may result in your record not being processed. All communication with regard to your order, payment, our progress, and the records delivery will be sent via email.


Please Note: Not answering the Identity Verification questions at the end of the application process could result in a denial of your request, as we will not be able to determine your identity.


The Register of Deeds office acts as a recording office only. North Carolina General Statutes specifically prohibit the Register of Deeds or the staff from practicing law. We are unable to supply legal forms, provide instructions on drafting or completing forms, or answer questions regarding the legal consequences of instruments filed. We advise you to consult an attorney if you have any legal questions.

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The Following Vital Records May Be Requested Online:
Certified Birth Certificate $10.00 ea
Uncertified Birth Certificate $1.00 ea
Delayed Birth Certificate Application (In-Office Only) $10.00 ea
Certified Marriage Certificate $10.00 ea
Uncertified Marriage Certificate $1.00 ea
Marriage License (In-Office Only) $60.00 ea
Marriage License Corrections (In-Office Only) $10.00 ea
Certified Death Certificate $10.00 ea
Uncertified Death Certificate $1.00 ea
Notary (In-Office Only) $10.00 ea

 * An additional Non-Refundable $4 Service and Credit CardProcessing Fee will be applied to all online orders

* An additional Non-Refundable $0.35 "Vital Verify" fee will be applied to all Delivery orders

Information Related to NC General Statutes 130A-93 and 130A-26A:

For More Information, Contact:

Durham County Register of Deeds

201 East Main Street – 2nd Floor

Administration Building II

Durham, North Carolina 27701


Questions about your Vital Record:

Phone: 919-560-0495


For Technical Support, Contact:

Permitium Software