To help control foot traffic in the Register of Deeds Office during these troubled times we are providing an online calendar for Lawyers, Paralegals, Surveyors, Title Lawyers and Appraisers to set up appointments. This Calendar can be found here. If you have any questions please call us at (252)559-6420.

Due to COVID-19 All Marriage License are ISSUED BY APPOINTMENT ONLY between the hours of 9:00 am and 11:00 am. And please call 252-559-6420 to make the appointment.

The Register of Deeds office provides numerous services to the general public and the professional community. Births, deaths, marriage certificates, military discharges, notaries, assumed names, maps and real estate transactions are just a few of the public records that are found in this office. The Register of Deeds serves as custodian and manager of large numbers of public records. By law, the Register of Deeds is charged with the integrity, completeness, accuracy and safekeeping of these public records. The Register of Deeds office is provided for and governed by the General Statutes of North Carolina, the Legislature, Secretary of State and the Bureau of Vital Statistics.

**** Lenoir County Register of Deeds is now E-recording. If you would like to participate in this service please contact Simplifile at (801) 223-1046.

If it is not convenient for you to come to our office and request a Birth Certificate or Marriage certificate, in person, you may download an application and then use ADOBE PDF Reader to fill it out and then mail it to us along with payment in full (cash or money order we do not accept personal checks), a self addressed stamped envelope, and a photocopy of your picture id to receive your document by return mail. Please do not send it by certified mail, as it WILL NOT BE picked up from the post office. 

You can find the Marriage License Requirements here and the Marriage License work sheet here


Pam Rich

Pam Rich

Lenoir County Register of Deeds
Fax: 252-523-6139

Physical Address:
101 North Queen Street
Kinston, NC 28501

Mailing Address:
PO Box 3289
Kinston, NC 28502

Hours of Operation:

Office and Recording Hours Monday – Friday: 8:30am – 5:00pm

Hours for Marriage License Monday - Friday: 8:30am - 4:00pm (Must arrive before 4:00PM)

Register of Deeds: Pam Rich

Assistant Register of Deeds: Tiffany Powell

Deputies: Teresa Smith, Treva Jenkins, Reina Villa

Frequently Asked Questions

Do you take debit/credit cards?

We do accept debit/credit card payments, however there is a small usage fee.