Register of Deeds

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Anita Lane, Register of Deeds The Register of Deeds is the official custodian of records for the citizens of Sampson County. The Register of Deeds office provides a standardized, permanent record of real estate ownership and transfers in Sampson County. Our office records deeds, deeds of trust, cancellations, plats, assumed names, powers of attorney and other miscellaneous documents related to real estate. Our office also records and issues birth certificates, death certificates, marriage certificates, marriage licenses, military discharges, and maintains the records of notary public commissions.

The Register of Deeds office administers Notary Public oaths.

The Register of Deeds office acts as a recording office only. North Carolina General Statutes specifically prohibit the Register of Deeds or the staff from practicing law. We are unable to supply legal forms, provide instructions on drafting or completing forms, or answer questions regarding the legal consequences of instruments filed. We advise you to consult an attorney if you have any legal questions.

The Register of Deeds is an elected official who serves a four-year term of office.

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