Welcome from Register of Deeds, Craig Olive

Register of Deeds, Craig Olive, with his dog, Teeney

Welcome to the Register of Deeds web site. The Register of Deeds office belongs to the people of Johnston County. That is why I am committed to making this office accessible and user-friendly for everyone. We have recently enhanced our computer systems and front-desk area to help serve you more quickly and effectively.

The Register of Deeds office provides numerous services to the working community and the general public. These include:

  • recording legal documents and maps,
  • issuing marriage licenses,
  • certifying documents, and
  • administering oaths.

The Register of Deeds serves as custodian and manager of large numbers of public records. The Register of Deeds office is provided for in the General Statutes of North Carolina. Registers of Deeds are elected for four-year terms by the citizens of the county the Register serves.

As a young boy growing up on a farm, my parents taught me the values of hard work and putting other people first. Throughout my career, I have endeavored to put the citizens of Johnston County first, and will continue to do so. In the words of former President Ronald Reagan:

"Putting people first has always been America's greatest asset; it's the way we kept the spirit of our Nation alive -- a spirit that drives us to dream and to dare for a greater good."

Please feel free to read the information available on our web site. If I can be of assistance to you, please feel free to contact me at 919-989-5160.

Page last updated: December 19, 2023