Frequently Asked Questions
What are your hours?
Our office hours are Monday-Friday 8:30-5:00
Our recording hours are Monday-Friday 8:30-4:45
We accept Marriage License Applications Monday-Friday 8:30-4:30
Where are you located?
Our physical address is:
1014 Main Street
Danbury, NC 27016
How do I apply for a marriage license?
Marriage applications can be made by coming to the Register of Deeds Office. Please see our section on Marriage License Information to see our requirements. If you have any additional questions, please call us at (336) 593-2414.
How do I obtain a copy of a birth or death certificate?
If you need a certified copy of a birth or death certificate you may come to the Register of Deeds Office and complete an application for a certified copy of a vital record.
You may also download the application here: vitalrecords.pdf
Once you complete the application, you can bring it into the Register of Deeds Office or mail it to us at:
P.O. Box 67
Danbury, NC 27016
The cost of a certified copy is $10. General copies are $0.25.
*Please see our section on Vital Records Information for information on who can apply for a certified copy*
If I wasn’t born in Stokes County can I still get a copy of my birth certificate at the Register of Deeds?
No. If you were not born in Stokes County, we do not have your birth certificate on record. Some counties have a program that allows them to access birth certificates across the state, but Stokes County does not.
I have paid off my mortgage. Can I come pick up my deed at the Register of Deeds?
A copy of your deed is on record at the Register of Deeds and we can make you a copy. However, when you bought your property, you should have been given the original deed at settlement. If you can’t find your deed we will be happy to make you a copy.
I need a copy of my divorce judgment. Can I get a copy of that at the Register of Deeds?
No. The Register of Deeds does not record divorce judgments. The Stokes County Clerk of Court files divorce judgments. You can get your copy there. For more information, please call (336) 593-4400.
Do you record wills?
No. The Stokes County Clerk of Court files wills. For more information, please call (336) 593-4400.
I financed a property for an individual and they have paid off their mortgage. How do I cancel the mortgage?
You need to consult the attorney who drafted your deed of trust. We do not have the capability to cancel security instruments.
I am starting a business and need to file an Assumed Name. Can I do that at the Register of Deeds?
Yes. We record Assumed Business Names at the Register of Deeds. We can also amend or withdraw an Assumed Business Name. For more information on Assumed Names, please see our section on Starting a Business.
What are your recording fees?
For a detailed list of our recording fees and standards, please see our section on Recording Information.
For all other questions, please feel free to call us at (336) 593-2414