Register of Deeds

Corona Virus/COVID-19 Update:

Effectively immediately, per county policy, the Register of Deeds office is open to the public by appointment only.  Please call 910.277.2575 to set up an appointment. Appointments are required to pick up or drop off any vital records, apply for a marriage license, take a notary oath or record any document!

Please note we are now accepting all document types for e-recording through Simplifile and CSC!

Marriage Licenses:

To apply for a marriage license, you must complete this form, do not sign it or include your social security numbers, save a copy of it and email that as an attachment to prior to making an appointment.  Please include in your email when and where you are getting married, who is marrying you and his/her contact information as well as what your address will be after the wedding.
You cannot use this license to marry until it has been signed in our office!

Birth Certificates and other Vital Records:

To request certified copies of birth or death certificates or marriage licenses, please click here.  We are trying to process and mail all requests the day they are received.

Contactless pick up

: If you select the "pick up" option from the website instead of mailing, tell us when you would like to pick it up--during regular business hours--and what you will be driving.  With that information, you can park in front of the office (our office door is closer to the corner of Covington and King than the parking lot) and we will bring the certificate(s) out to your vehicle.

About the Register of Deeds Office

The Register of Deeds office serves as custodian for various public records by recording and preserving deeds, deeds of trust, powers of attorney, plats and various other legal documents. The Register of Deeds office issues certified birth and death certificates, marriage licenses and military discharges. We are here to serve the public and maintain Scotland County's most important public records. Our database for real estate records from 1978 to present, as well as all our plats, can be viewed here while earlier records can be found here.

Please note: our office moved to 507 West Covington Street.

You can create an account at PropertyCheck, add names that you'd like to monitor and be notified when there is a filing in the real estate records.

L. Page Pratt, III