Register of DeedsRegister of Deeds<p style="text-align:left;"> <span class="ms-rteFontSize-3 ms-rteFontFace-1">​The Register of Deeds office provides a standardized, permanent record of real estate ownership and transfers in Burke County. Our office records deeds, deeds of trust, cancellations, plats, assumed names, powers of attorney and other miscellaneous documents related to real estate. Our office also records and issues birth certificates, death certificates, marriage licenses, military discharges, and maintains the records of notary public commissions.</span></p>

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March 1-2, 2018-Training Sessions: Electronic Print Sessionshttp://www.burkenc.org/departments/register-of-deeds/March 1-2, 2018-Training Sessions: Electronic Print Sessions March 1-2, 2018-Training Sessions: Electronic Print Sessions<p>​<strong>Notice to Escrow Account Holders:</strong></p><p>Effective Thursday, March 1, 2018, our office will implement electronic print sessions for printing copies of records for our customers that have Escrow Accounts. </p><p>We will be offering training sessions on Thursday, March 1 and Friday, March 2, 2018 at 9:00am, 10:00am, 2:00pm, and 3:00pm to assist with the transition and encourage everyone to sign up for one of these training sessions by calling our office at 828-764-9340.</p>
Thursday, March 1, 2018-Electronic Print Sessions for Escrow Accountshttp://www.burkenc.org/departments/register-of-deeds/Thursday, March 1, 2018-Electronic Print Sessions for Escrow AccountsThursday, March 1, 2018-Electronic Print Sessions for Escrow Accounts<p>​<strong>Notice to Escrow Account Holders:</strong></p><p>Effective Thursday, March 1, 2018, our office will implement electronic print sessions for printing copies of records for our customers that have Escrow Accounts. </p><p>We will be offering training sessions on Thursday, March 1 and Friday, March 2, 2018 at 9:00am, 10:00am, 2:00pm, and 3:00pm to assist with the transition and encourage everyone to sign up for one of these training sessions by calling our office at 828-764-9340.</p><p>Electronic Print Sessions will automatically deduct copy charges from your escrow account. This helps our office process escrow account charges more efficiently and accurately. Additional benefits of Electronic Print Sessions include the ability to view your escrow account balance from our public computers as you are working and elimination of having to wait in line to pay for copies at the counter. Electronic Print Sessions also help protect escrow accounts from unauthorized charges. </p><p><strong>Notice to All Public Users:</strong></p><p>Electronic Print Sessions will also be implemented at the same time for public users. Public Users are anyone that need to make copies at the public computers but do not have an escrow account. </p><p>The Electronic Print Session process for public users is almost the same as it is for escrow accounts. The only difference is that public users will have to be assigned a user ID and password for the time period they are printing from the public computers and they will pay for their print session charges at the counter as usual. </p><p>For more information about electronic print sessions or to sign up for a training session, please contact our office at 828-764-9340. </p>
Friday, February 2, 2018-New Fraud Detection Notification Systemhttp://www.burkenc.org/departments/register-of-deeds/Friday, February 2, 2018-New Fraud Detection Notification SystemFriday, February 2, 2018-New Fraud Detection Notification System<p>​The Burke County Register of Deeds is eager to announce the implementation a Fraud Detection Notification Service and it is FREE!</p><p><strong> </strong>The Fraud Detection Notification Service is an early warning system to alert property owners of any activity occurring in their registered name at the Register of Deeds office.  </p><p> According to the FBI, Property and Mortgage Fraud is one of the fastest growing, white collar crime in the United States. A criminal will record a fraudulent deed, making it appear as if they own your property. Then, they can use your property as collateral on a mortgage or even worse – attempt to sell your property to an unsuspecting buyer. </p><p><strong> </strong>It's easy to sign up. Just go to the Register of Deeds' website at   <a href="http://www.burkenc.org/departments/register-of-deeds"><span style="text-decoration:underline;">http://www.burkenc.org/departments/register-of-deeds</span></a>, click on Fraud Detection Notification Service on the left hand side of the web-page, click on the link and then enter your name, email address, and one or more names that you wish for the service to monitor. A confirmation email will be sent to you upon completion. Once you receive the confirmation email, click the link in the email to activate your Fraud Detection Request. The service monitors the daily recordings and sends you an e-mail notification when a document is recorded in the Burke County Register of Deeds office that matches the name you entered. </p><p> Mrs. Norman states "Being proactive is the best way we can help protect our citizens against property fraud. Although the service will not prevent property fraud, it can act as an early warning system to property owners that fraudulent activity may be occurring, so they can quickly react and take appropriate action if fraudulent activity is suspected. Most importantly, it can give property owners peace of mind. We encourage all property owners to sign up for this <span style="text-decoration:underline;"><strong>FREE </strong></span>service."<span aria-hidden="true"></span></p>
Thursday, February 1, 2018-Now Offering Same Day Passport Photoshttp://www.burkenc.org/departments/register-of-deeds/Thursday, February 1, 2018-Now Offering Same Day Passport PhotosThursday, February 1, 2018-Now Offering Same Day Passport Photos<p>The Burke County Register of Deeds is launching Same Day Passport Photo Services in their office. </p><p>"We are always looking for new and better way to serve the citizens of Burke County and hope by offering Passport Photo Services it will be easier and a more accessible way for the public to get their passport photos when applying for a passport. Citizens applying for a passport can get their picture at our office and go right next door to the Clerk of Court's office to complete their paperwork," according to Ms. Norman. </p><p>Citizens may come into the office anytime during office hours to obtain a passport photo. The Register of Deeds office is open Monday through Friday from 8:00am to 5:00pm, except for Holidays. </p><p>The fee for a passport photo is $10.00 and usually takes about 5-10 minutes to process depending on how busy the office is. </p><p>For more information about our same day Passport Photo Service, please contact our office at 828-764-9340. <span aria-hidden="true"></span></p>
Monday, January 22, 2018-PLAT E-RECORDING SERVICE NOW AVAILABLE AT BURKE COUNTY REGISTER OF DEEDS. http://www.burkenc.org/departments/register-of-deeds/Monday, January 22, 2018-PLAT E-RECORDING SERVICE NOW AVAILABLE AT BURKE COUNTY REGISTER OF DEEDS.Monday, January 22, 2018-PLAT E-RECORDING SERVICE NOW AVAILABLE AT BURKE COUNTY REGISTER OF DEEDS. <p>​Plat e-recording service is now available in Burke County, N.C., enabling land surveyors to quickly and cost-effectively record plats online with the Register of Deeds.</p><p>Traditionally, plat recording consisted of obtaining signatures from the County Reviewer and the land owners. The land surveyor certified the plat and then submitted the original Mylar document to the Register of Deeds office in person or by using a mail delivery system. </p><p>ERecording allows land surveyors to email an electronic copy to the County Reviewer and land owners to electronically review and sign. This saves the land surveyor from having to drive to each individual to have the plat reviewed and signed in person. Then using Simplifile's secure, web-based service, land surveyors can scan or upload and submit plats directly to the Register of Deeds office. In minutes, the plats are reviewed, stamped, recorded, and returned back to the land surveyor electronically. </p><p>Recording fees and payments can also be processed securely through Simplifile, helping to reduce payment errors and eliminate check-writing expenses for the land surveyors and their customers. </p><p>In addition to easier access and convenience for land surveyors and their customers, the Register of Deeds office also benefits from e-recording plats. Those benefits include but are not limited to the following:</p><ul><li>Customers have greater choice of financial institutions to deal with both on a local and national basis. </li><li>Reduces document errors and rejections. </li><li>Eliminates or reduces mailing and other document delivery costs, as well as reduces delivery delays or document loss.</li><li>Improves document recording turn-around time</li><li>Reduces redundancy</li><li>Improves office efficiencies-streamline document workflow process</li><li>Enhances document security</li></ul><p> "One of the goals I have had since becoming Register is completing the modernization of our office practices, particularly through the increased use of technology," said Burke County Register of Deeds Stephanie A. Norman. "By partnering with Simplifile and local land surveyors, we have the ability to accept plats for recording electronically. This process is faster, helps expedite resolving any errors in documents submitted to our office, and requires no new taxpayer dollars to implement. This is a great benefit and is convenient for the customers and the citizens of Burke County." </p><p>Burke County is the first county in its District to start e-recording plats. They join only eight other counties in the state to e-record plats. </p><p>Mrs. Norman added her thanks to everyone who collaborated on making this project a reality. "I would like to thank the Secretary of State's Office, our Information Technology Department, our Community Development Department, and especially our surveyors for working together to make this happen. This allows everyone involved to serve our citizens more efficiently and effectively."</p><p><br>For more information about e-recording plats in Burke County, call 828-764-9340.  <span aria-hidden="true"></span></p>
Wednesday January 17 2018 Office Closing and Delayhttp://www.burkenc.org/departments/register-of-deeds/Wednesday January 17 2018 Office Closing and DelayWednesday January 17 2018 Office Closing and Delay<p>The Register of Deeds office will close Wednesday, January 17, 2018 at 4:00pm to ensure that all staff are able to get home safely before dark. ​Given the weather forecast is calling for 13 degrees as the low for tonight, our office will open on a 2 hour delay on Thursday, January 18, 2018. </p><p>We hope that each of you are having fun in the snow, but are safe!<span aria-hidden="true"></span></p>
Wednesday February 14 2018 Special Wedding Dayhttp://www.burkenc.org/departments/register-of-deeds/Wednesday February 14 2018 Special Wedding DayWednesday February 14 2018 Special Wedding Day<p>The Register of Deeds office will be having a special wedding day for Valentine's Day this year! The following is provided:</p><div class="ExternalClassE9C15EA8ED5645B6BF9D0AEBF2F7935A"><p>1.) Food & Refreshments <br>2.) Bridal Bouquet<br>3.) Music<br>4.) Lighted Wedding Arch<br>5.) Officiant</p><p>AND IT IS FREE!</p><p>To Register, please call the Register of Deeds office at 828-764-9340. <br>We only have 14 spots available, so register soon to guarantee a spot for your special day! </p></div>
POSTPONED Wednesday January 17 2018-Plat E-Recording Kickoff Eventhttp://www.burkenc.org/departments/register-of-deeds/POSTPONED Wednesday January 17 2018-Plat E-Recording Kickoff EventPOSTPONED Wednesday January 17 2018-Plat E-Recording Kickoff Event<p><span aria-hidden="true"></span><span aria-hidden="true"></span>​We are excited to announce that the Burke County Register of Deeds office will start E-recording plats on Wednesday, January 17, 2017! NC Secretary of State Elaine Marshall will be our guest speaker! <span aria-hidden="true"></span></p>
January 15 2018 Closed for MLK Birthdayhttp://www.burkenc.org/departments/register-of-deeds/January 15 2018 Closed for MLK BirthdayJanuary 15 2018 Closed for MLK Birthday<p>​<span aria-hidden="true"></span><span aria-hidden="true"></span>​Our office will be closed on January 15, 2018 in observance of Martin Luther King Jr.'s BIrthday. <span aria-hidden="true"></span></p>
January 1 2018-Office Closed for New Year’s Dayhttp://www.burkenc.org/departments/register-of-deeds/January 1 2018-Office Closed for New Year’s DayJanuary 1 2018-Office Closed for New Year’s Day<p>​<span aria-hidden="true"></span><span aria-hidden="true"></span>​Our office will be closed on January 1, 2018 in observance of the New Year! We hope that 2018 is a great year for you and your family!<span aria-hidden="true"></span></p>

 Stephanie Norman

Stephanie Norman Register of Deeds

Register of Deeds​

201 South Green Street​
P.O. Box 936
Morganton, NC 28680-0936
Phone: 828.764.9340
Fax: 828.438.5463

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Monday - Friday 8:00am - 5:00pm

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