Register of Deeds

The Register of Deeds office serves as the custodian for various public records by recording and preserving deeds, deeds of trust, powers of attorney, plats and various other legal documents. We also record and issue birth and death certificates, marriage licenses and records military discharges. We are here to serve the public and maintain Scotland County's most important public records.



To Search Real Estate Records:

Tax Foreclosures (Scroll to Scotland County listings)


To Apply for a Marriage License:

To apply for a marriage license, click here to complete the application that will be sent to our office.  Please call (910.277.2575) after submitting the application to set up an appointment to sign the license. The license is not valid until signed by you and our staff in our office!  Keep in mind, the license is only good for 60 days and for marriages occurring in North Carolina.

To Request a Birth Certificate or other Vital Record:


If you would like to pick up a record, please call us in advance so we can prepare the record for you.  Alternatively, you can request that we mail certified copies of birth or death certificates or marriage licenses by clicking here.  We are processing online requests the day they are received so they can be picked up at the office or mailed quickly.

To Monitor a Name in Our Records:


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