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!

To apply for a marriage license, you must complete this form and email it as an attachment to lpratt@scotlandcounty.org prior to making an appointment.

To request certified copies of birth or death certificates or marriage licenses, please click here.

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 records prior to 1978 can be found here.

Please note: our office will move to 507 West Covington Street on April 6th.

PropertyCheck
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
Registrar