Message from Jeff Thigpen

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Thank you for visiting the Guilford County Register of Deeds!

We are committed to be the best organization, a role model by using the most advanced technology and innovative business practices. By providing courteous, professional, and excellent customer service, we seek to not only to meet, but to exceed your expectations.

The mission of the Register of Deeds office is to record, preserve, maintain, and provide access to real estate and vital records in an effective and efficient manner in accordance with North Carolina General Statutes.

We set high standards and achieve them in service to our customers. In partnership with Business Information Systems (BIS), we provide easy and timely access to our records all the way back to 1771. Customers can apply for a marriage licenses and request birth and death certificates online. In addition, Guilford County Register of Deeds office was the first county in North Carolina to do wholesale redaction of social security numbers in our land records. Recently, we implemented a Property Fraud Alert system for customers to receive notification if a land record is filed in your name.

I’m proud that the Guilford County Register of Deeds received a 2010 North Carolina Association of County Commissioners (NCACC) Local Government Federal Credit Union “Excellence in Innovation” Award for our employee cross training award that saved nearly $400,000 in our annual budget!

We look forward to serving you each day in our Greensboro and High Point offices!