The Register of Deeds is Harnett County's elected official custodian and manager of public records. Assuring public record integrity and accessibility is an important public function. A number of North Carolina General Statutes directly affect record maintenance and access.
Kimberly S. Hargrove
Greetings from the Harnett County Register of Deeds!
Welcome to the Harnett County Register of Deeds website. I encourage you to use our website to search real estate transactions, births, deaths and marriages. Our website has available Real Estate Indexes and images dated back to 1855. We currently have available indexes for births, deaths and marriages dated back to 1892. We strive to provide you with the most up to date information possible. For your convenience the images are available in multiple formats. We also have many commonly used forms available for download directly from the website. If we can assist you further, or you do not find the forms for your particular needs, feel free to call and we will be more than happy to assist you.
The Register of Deeds and staff strive to give customers immediate assistance when providing copies or recording and amending records allowed by statute. Our user friendly system helps citizens access records easily. The office takes great pride in keeping up to date records immediately available. "Instant recording" is an example of our passion to deliver fast, high quality, customer service. At the Harnett County Register of Deeds, documents can be recorded and returned to customers while they wait.
In an effort to follow the CDC and local health department’s recommendations concerning COVID-19, the Harnett County Register of Deeds has made changes in how the office assists the citizens of Harnett County. We are strongly encouraging everyone to use our online services or to call our office. In-person will only be allowed by appointment for certain services.
Real Estate Department
We highly recommend submitting all real estate documents through an eRecording vendor. Simplifile has agreed to waive all startup fees and annual costs throughout the State of Emergency. Harnett County currently records 76% of all documents electronically. An alternative will be to mail your documents to 305 W. Cornelius Harnett Blvd. Ste. 200 Lillington, NC 27546. We will also have a drop box outside the office for you to leave your documents if you prefer to deliver them in person. We will call you when completed for pickup or mail back if preferred. To receive copies of real estate documents visit our online service or call our office (910) 893-7540.
The office will still issue marriage licenses every day; however, we request that couples call first for an appointment. By doing this we are better able to keep the number of citizens in the office to a minimum. Please call (910) 893-7540 to set an appointment. If possible, please complete the online request prior to your appointment. Please visit Marriage License Application to complete the application on line.
We ask our citizens to please use our online system to request vital records. We will process them as they come in and have them in the mail each afternoon for faster return time. This includes certified copies of births, deaths and marriage licenses. Online Request - Certified Copies
If ordering online is not an option for you please call our office so we can discuss how you can receive your request through the mail. (910) 893-7540
Notary Public Oaths
For those that wish to complete their Notary Oath, please call our office to set an appointment. (910) 893-7540
If possible, we would like to conduct as much business through online services or by phone rather than in person. The only customers allowed in the office will be those with appointments. Other members of your party will not be allowed into the office in order to minimize the spread of the virus.
The Harnett County Register of Deeds office will continue to provide all services to our citizens. We ask for your understanding in the change of our operations until you as the citizen and our employees are safe from the COVID-19 spread.