Welcome to the Harnett County Register of Deeds Office

We are dedicated to providing accurate, reliable, and efficient access to public records for our community. Our office serves as the custodian of important documents that impact property ownership, legal transactions, and vital records.

Our mission is to ensure the integrity and accessibility of these records while delivering exceptional service to the residents, businesses, and legal professionals of Harnett County. Whether you are a homeowner, a real estate professional, or simply seeking information, we are here to assist you.

Through our user-friendly online portal, you can conveniently search and retrieve a wide range of public records, including land deeds, mortgages, plats, and marriage licenses. We strive to make your search experience as seamless and intuitive as possible.

Our knowledgeable and friendly staff is available to provide guidance, answer inquiries, and assist you in person at our office. We are committed to assisting you with professionalism, integrity, and respect.

We also take pride in our commitment to maintaining the confidentiality and security of sensitive information. Rest assured that your records are safeguarded with the utmost care.

We invite you to explore our website and discover the resources and services we offer. Whether you're conducting research, filing documents, or seeking information on vital records, we aim to be your trusted source.

Thank you for visiting the Harnett County Register of Deeds website. We look forward to serving you and meeting your recordkeeping needs.

Sincerely,
Matthew S. Willis
Harnett County Register of Deeds
(910) 893-7540
mwillis@harnett.org

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Real Estate

Real Estate

Assumed Business Names, Covenants, Deeds, Deed of Trusts, Maps (How to use the map index: Index to Plats ~ click the picture), Power of Attorneys, Separation Agreements, UCCs Read more

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Vital Records

Vital Records

Births, Deaths and Marriages Read more

Notary Public Oath

Notary Public Oath

Harnett County Register of Deeds administers the oath of office to North Carolina notaries. Read more

Online Record Search

Online Record Search

Online Record Search for Real Estate and Vital Records Read more

Order Vital Records Online

Order Vital Records Online

Order birth, death and marriage certificates online. Read more

Apply for a Marriage License

Apply for a Marriage License

Apply for a marriage license online. Click "Attachment" to see the marriage license requirements. Read more

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File My Business Name

File My Business Name

Submit and file an Assumed Business Name without having to bring the original document to our office or sending it in by mail. (1)Create - Complete the required information … Read more

Fraud Detection Notification Service

Fraud Detection Notification Service

The Harnett County Register of Deeds office is now offering a free Fraud Notification System to the public. The service sends you an email notification when a document is recorded in … Read more

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Rural RISE NC

Rural RISE NC ~ Resources for Innovators, Start-ups, and Entrepreneurs ~ 1. Quickly connects you to experienced professionals in your community and beyond who provide services—many of which are free. 2. Free/low-cost business resources in … Read more

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Clerk of Court

Clerk of Court

Renee Whittenton, Harnett County Clerk of Superior Court, and her staff provide some services that are outside the scope of the Register of Deeds office. Wills are filed in … Read more

Economic Development Partnership of North Carolina

Economic Development Partnership of North Carolina

Harnett County Register of Deeds partners with the Economic Development Partnership of North Carolina. Their mission is focused on recruiting new businesses to the state, supporting the needs of existing businesses, … Read more

eRecording Vendors

eRecording Vendors

Documents for eRecording must be submitted through a third-party vendor. eRecording customers should research the vendors and determine which one best fits their needs. Harnett County Register of Deeds cannot recommend … Read more

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HARNETT COUNTY GIS

HARNETT COUNTY GIS

The Register of Deeds Office records are indexed by name. Harnett County GIS/Mapping department link provided if you are looking for an owner by property address. You may also contact Harnett … Read more

Our office is open Monday - Friday from 8:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m.

We accept maps/plats that are 24x36, as well as, 18x24 for recording.  These are the only 2 sizes that we accept.

Harnett County was formed from Cumberland County in the year 1855. Our office has records dating back to this time; however, fires in 1892 and 1894 destroyed many of the early records.

If the person was born in Harnett County, a certified copy is $10.00.

Our office can perform a statewide search if you were born from 1971 to present. The cost for a statewide search is $24.00. If you were born in another county prior to 1971, you will need to contact that county for your birth record.

For any vital record transaction, our office accepts cash or card (Visa and Mastercard) 

For any real estate transaction, our office accepts cash or check

Yes. All information maintained in our office is public record, with the exception of military discharges.

To obtain a copy of a document, you can come into the office or mail a request to 305 W. Cornelius Harnett Blvd., Ste. 200, Lillington, NC 27546 or click here and print or save to your home/office computer. 

No. North Carolina General Statutes strictly prohibits the staff of the Register of Deeds from performing title searches. The individual or a legal representative may perform the search.

Deed name changes require the submittal of a new deed to the Register of Deeds office. We suggest that you consult an attorney unless you are familiar with creating legal documents. The Register of Deeds cannot add or remove names from deeds.

Click here  and click Advanced

If you have a map book and page, enter those numbers in the corresponding fields on the search page.

If the map is a Plat Cabinet, enter PC#___ in the book field. The slide number will be entered in the page field with no space or dash between the number and the letter. Example: For Plat Cabinet C, Slide 123-B enter PC#C in the book field and 123B in the page field.

Marriage licenses obtained from our office can be used anywhere in the State of North Carolina and only in the State of North Carolina. Licenses obtained from Harnett County must be returned to Harnett County.

To have the ceremony performed by a Harnett County Magistrate, at least one party must reside in Harnett, Johnston or Lee County.