Register of Deeds

Welcome to the New Hanover County Register of Deeds

The Register of Deeds serves as the custodian and manager for real estate-related documents as well as vital records and DD-214s of the county. The elected registrar strives to hold these duties to the utmost standards along with giving you the quality and professional public service in a friendly atmosphere. Please do not hesitate to contact our office if we can assist you in any way.

Regular Operations:

Elected New Hanover County Register of Deeds Tammy Piver has retired, effective December 31, 2022. Ms. Piver was elected as the nominee of the Republican Party, so that political party has been asked to make a recommendation to the Board of Commissioners for a replacement. An official appointment of a new Register of Deeds is expected by February 2023.

In the interim, the assistants and deputy register of deeds employees will continue to perform their regular duties with all the lawful power and authority of office and their acts remain official and valid. Katey-Ann Yonker, deputy register of deeds and administrative specialist was selected by Ms. Piver to fill her administrative duties required by a department head, therefore, being the primary point of contact in the interim, until a new Registrar is appointed by the Board of Commissioners.

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