Welcome to the Cumberland County Register of Deeds website. As custodians and managers of large numbers of public records, we are proud to provide answers to any questions you may have regarding our office. The Register of Deeds office exists primarily to enable the owner of an interest in property to give public notice of that ownership. Our Land Records date back to 1754, which was the official beginning of Cumberland County.
We also house many other public records, such as notary oaths, births, deaths and marriage licenses. We are pleased to record military discharges (DD214's) free of charge to our retired military.
The General Statutes of North Carolina govern the Register of Deeds. We are responsible for the maintenance, integrity and safekeeping of all public records for which we are legally entrusted. Our office is committed to proper enforcement of these laws as we strive to provide the highest level of customer service.
J. LEE WARREN, JR.
REGISTER OF DEEDS
Effective July 1, 2012 our office will
be governed by new indexing standards according to the
Administrative Code of the office of the North Carolina
Secretary of State. In anticipation of these rule
changes, we are making several upgrades to the systems
in our office.
In regard to the
Standards, we will “Key as you See,” names on
a document including punctuation . For a brief overview
of the standards, you may review the
Notice about Real Property Document Indexing.
In addition to implementing the new standards, we will
be closing out our current paper index. For your
convenience, we are posting the rules that govern both
the old and new standards, in addition to the types of
documents, status and old abbreviations. The sort order
for the new standards (ASCI
II Sort Order) is listed; however, the new system
will retrieve names under both sets of standards.
We are pleased to inform you that we have updated the
public retrieval units to accompany the new software.
Also, we have added dual monitors at the retrieval
stations so that you will have the convenience of
viewing the document on one screen, while referring back
to the index on the other.
We have made every effort to make this a smooth
transition. My staff and I stand readily available to
assist you at any time. Thank you for allowing us to be
of service to you.
The Office of the Register of Deeds does not engage in the rendering of legal or professional advice. This database of documents is not a substitute for the advice of an attorney. If you require legal or other expert advice, you should seek the services of an attorney or other professional.
If you do not fully understand English, you are responsible for bringing an interpreter with you. We do not furnish translators for any language.