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.
The Harnett County Register of Deeds records a variety of real property documents including deeds, deeds of trust, maps and others. The Vital Records Division maintains Harnett County birth records, death records, marriage licenses issued by Harnett County, and Military Discharges when filed with the County.
Real Estate Indexes dating to 1855 and related documents are available on our website. Harnett Vital Records since 1892 are also available on-line.
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.