Register of Deeds


Due to Governor Cooper’s Executive Order and recommendations by the CDC, effective Tuesday March 31, 2020, the Nash County Register of Deeds office will be limiting in-person services until further notice.

Staff will be in the office to serve the public remotely, however the door will be locked and no one will be allowed in without an appointment.

Couples wanting a marriage license will need to complete the online application form and call 252-459-9839 to make an appointment. Only the marriage couple will be allowed in the office. Please do not bring children or witnesses.

Notaries needing to take their Oath will need to call 252-459-9839 the make an appointment.

Certified copies of Vital Records (birth, death, marriage) must be obtained by going online at or by mail.

Thank you for your patience and understanding during this time.



The Register of Deeds Office is provided for in the general statutes of North Carolina. Registers of deeds are elected to four-year terms by the citizens of the county and serve as custodian and manager of large numbers of public records. By law, the Register of Deeds is charged with the integrity, completeness, accuracy, and safekeeping of these public records.


The Nash County Register of Deeds Office has real estate records dating back to 1777. Marriage records are available since 1862. Birth and death records are available since October of 1913.

Real Estate records are available by hard copy or online. Deeds from 1777 through 1969 can be accessed by the online record search.

If you are using a credit card for Birth, Death, and Marriage certificate requests, please use the "Permit Director ROD" link under Quick Links to the right.