The Register of Deeds Office has the responsibility of protecting the integrity, completeness, accuracy, and safekeeping of large numbers of public records. These records may include, but are not limited to real property documents, power of attorneys, leases, plats, certificates of birth, marriage, death, and military discharges. This office issues marriages licenses and gives the oath of office to notary publics.
The Register of Deeds Office DOES NOT supply document recording forms, CAN NOT make any changes to recorded documents, and CAN NOT give legal advice.
The people of Camden County elect the Register of Deeds. Our mission, as mandated by North Carolina General Statues, is to receive, record, index and maintain some of the most important records a citizen will ever need. Our Land Conveyances begin in 1777 when Camden County separated from Pasquotank County.
On-line searches for land conveyances are available by name from May 3, 1999 at http://cotthosting.com/nccamden.
Camden began recording Birth and Death Records in 1913 and Marriage Records in 1848. All vital records are available for copying and certification in our office. In North Carolina, the county in which the event took place records and files the vital record. Our vital records are not available on-line.
Three state agencies govern the Register of Deeds: the Legislature, the Secretary of state, and the Bureau of Vital Statistics. The Institute of Government advises and helps us.
Other services we offer to the professional community and public include the recording of various legal documents such as deeds, deeds of trust and plats. We also administer notary oaths and maintain a record of all notaries commissioned in Camden County.
For information regarding notary forms for re-certification or initial appointments and address changes, please contact the Secretary of State's Office at http://www.sosnc.com.
You can now apply for a marriage license online. To apply, click the "Marriage License Application" link in the Register of Deeds sub-menu located on the left of this page, fill out the form, bring your Social Security Card, your Driver's License, & Divorce papers (only if you have been divorced in the last 12 months from the application date). IF YOU ARE UNDER 21 YOU MUST BRING A COPY OF YOUR BIRTH CERTIFICATE. It is not necessary for you to print out the license application as that will be done in the office.
The Camden County Register of Deeds Office furnishes this public information data, and it must be accepted and used by the recipient with the understanding that the Camden County Register of Deeds Office makes no warranties, express or implied, concerning the accuracy, completeness, reliability, or suitability of this data. Furthermore, the Camden County Register of Deeds Office assumes no responsibility or liability whatsoever associated with the use or misuse of this data.