Register of Deeds

Mission Statement:  To provide the public with prompt and professional assistance.  We are responsible for the recording, indexing, maintenance and preservation of documents as governed by the General Statutes.



Important Notice: 

Effective December 1, 2017 the new statewide system for filing Assumed Names is in place.



The Register of Deeds staff record and maintain all real estate documents as early as the year 1862.  Other legal documents such as marriage licenses, birth certificates, death certificates and many other significant papers may also be obtained through this office if the document originated in Hertford County. Our records include deeds, deeds of trust, maps, military discharge records, notary public records, birth certificates, death certificates, and marriage licenses.

Please take the time to browse our website for information that you may find helpful. The website includes fee information, recording rules, and requirements for obtaining a marriage license or a certified copy of a vital record.

Fee Schedule

Recording Rules

Marriage Licenses

Vital Records

Order Online Vital Certificates

Search Deeds Online

Frequently Asked Questions

Notice of Change in Law





Melanie H. Storey

Register of Deeds

Hertford County Courthouse, 3rd Floor 

119 Justice Drive, Suite 9

Winton, NC 27986


Telephone  252.358.7850

 Fax   252.358.0222