Register of Deeds


Hertford County Courthouse, 3rd Floor
119 Justice Drive, Suite 9
Winton, NC 27986

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 North Carolina General Statutes.

Important Notices: 
At this time, we are unable to accept credit card payments and we are unable to process out of county birth certificates until further 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.


Melanie H. Storey, Register of Deeds
Office:  252.358.7850 
Facsimile:  252.358.0222