Register Of Deeds

Register Of Deeds
Lenoir County Administration Building
101 N. Queen St.
PO BOX 3289
Kinston, NC 28502

Phone: 252-559-6420

Office and Recording Hours: 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM, excluding holidays. However, customers wishing to apply for marriage license must arrive before 4:00 p.m.

The Register of Deeds office provides numerous services to the general public and the professional community. Births, deaths, marriage certificates, service discharges, notaries, assumed names, maps and real estate transactions are just a few of the public records that are found in this office. The Register of Deeds serves 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 Register of Deeds office is provided for and governed by the General Statutes of North Carolina, the Legislature, Secretary of State and the Bureau of Vital Statistics.

**** Lenoir County Register of Deeds is now E-recording. If you would like to participate in this service please contact Simplifile at (801)223-1046.

The Register of Deeds staff is comprised of 5 people:

  • Pam Rich, Register of Deeds
  • Tiffany Powell, Assistant Register of Deeds
  • Deputies
    • Erin Stanley
    • Teresa S. Smith

If it is not convenient for you to come to our office and request a Birth Certificate or Marriage certificate, in person, you may download an application and then use ADOBE PDF Reader to fill it out and then mail it to us along with payment in full and receive your document by return mail along with a photocopy of your picture id. Please do not send it by certified mail, as it WILL NOT BE picked up from the post office. If document is needed urgently please have it delivered via UPS or FEDEX.

You can find the Marriage License Requirements here and the Marriage License work sheet here. All of these documents are in PDF format and require Acrobat Reader to view them. If you do not have Acrobat Reader you may download it free of charge here.

Register of Deeds Office is closed for these Official Holidays.


130 South Queen Street | Post Office Box 3289 Kinston, NC 28502
Phone: (252) 559-6450 Fax: (252) 559-6454