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Dear Valued Customers and Citizens,

I am proud to introduce a new way of accepting documents to be recorded in your Register of Deeds office. It is electronic recording. With our changing global economy this new way of recording documents will benefit everyone. This new technology will bring recording to a new plateau. I am very proud that Johnston County is leading the state in this new endeavor. As your public servant in this office I will continue to look at ways to enhance customer service and lower costs for the tax payers. Here are some of the numerous benefits of eRecording:

  • Streamline Operations - Increase staff productivity and eliminate paper-handling processes and errors.
  • Increase Document Security - Filing electronically increases document security.
  • Save Time and Money - eRecording speeds up round-trip recording and is more economical than using a runner, express mail or courier service. eRecording will also save the taxpayers by reducing the need for more employees in the Register of Deeds office.
  • Quick Turnaround - Documents are recorded and then returned to the submitter for their review in a matter of seconds.
  • Environmentally Friendly - By eliminating paper Registers, submitters, and notaries will be supporting environmental initiatives related to the saving of trees and the energy that is expended to convert them to paper.

Here is a list of the companies that our office is currently accepting eRecordings from

  • CSC eRecording - call 866-652-0111 for more information
  • EPN - Contact Bob Grohol at 888-325-3365 ext. 11234 for more information.
  • Indecomm - Contact Indecomm at 877-272-5250 for more information
  • NTC - Contact NTC at 800-346-9152 for more information.
  • Simplifile - Contact Simplifile at 800-460-5657 for more information.


Office Hours
Monday-Friday: 8am-5pm


Marriage Licenses (By appointment only)
Appointment Times:
Monday-Friday: 8am-4:30pm

Vital Records Phone #

Real Estate Phone #

Passports (By appointment only)
Appointment Times:
Monday-Friday: 8:30am-4pm
We are located at:
207 East Johnston St. Suite 209
Smithfield, NC 27577