Message from Register

Welcome to the Stanly County Register of Deeds’ website. The purpose of the Register of Deeds is to act as legal custodian of all land titles and all land transaction documents in Stanly County.

We will provide a level of service to the citizens, legal professionals, and other office users that is exemplary and state of the art for the industry.

As legal custodian of land transactions and other miscellaneous documents, the Register of Deeds office files and records deeds, deeds of trust, uniform commercial codes (UCCs), corporations, assumed names, military records, and other legal papers; registers and issues birth, death and marriage records as well as delayed records; cemetery records, grave removals, issues marriage licenses; and administers the oath to notaries public. The Register of Deeds has the responsibility and liability for canceling deeds of trust and mortgages, and indexing and cross indexing all documents filed.

The Register of Deeds office has served Stanly County since the County was formed in 1841 from Montgomery County. It was named for John Stanly of New Bern, North Carolina.

Whether you are searching your “roots”, looking up information on property, acquiring a marriage license, or getting a certified copy of a vital record, we are here to serve you promptly and courteously.

I hope that you find this site helpful and user friendly. If there is anything that I or my staff can assist you with please do not hesitate to contact our office.


Suzanne Lowder

Register of Deeds