Register of Deeds


About two weeks ago an employee in our office waited on a member of the public that had been hospitalized for the COVID-19 virus.  At some point during the process the member of the general public informed the employee that they had just been released from the hospital due to the COVID-19.   It appears that the citizen was not forthcoming with the screening taking place out in front of the courthouse.  Today that same employee displayed multiple symptoms of the COVID-19 virus. Upon learning of the symptoms the employee was sent for a COVID-19 test and the results will not be back for 6-8 days. 

I have consulted with the County Manager several times today and at this time we both feel that some precautions need to be made to protect the general public and frequent users of our office.  The County's Health Department Supervisor considers each employee of the Register of Deeds Office to have been directly exposed to the COVID-19. 

1.  The office is being fumigated and cleaned tonight. 

2. Notice of possible COVID-19 exposure will be posted at the front door to the office, if you enter that's your choice. 

3.  We will keep the office closed to the general public pending the results of the COVID-19 test the best we can.  Anything that can be handled by email or phone will be. 

4. We will post the office phone number, 336-342-8820, at the front door. Any attorney that requests entry to the public search room should call for the door to be unlocked for them and entry granted.  We request that you wear a mask while in the office.  It's your personal safety and you should take any precautions you feel necessary while visiting our office.

5. Clorox wipes will be put in the public search room for use on the equipment prior to your usage 

6. The Register of Deeds staff has been instructed to keep their glass windows closed and only open them as necessary to pass documents back and forth.  They have also been advised to wear a mask when their windows are open.

 If you have any questions I will be happy to answer them as best I can.

While the courthouse has security procedures in place, you must show valid identification and fill out forms for certain requests. You MAY bring purses, glasses, keys, and the like into the courthouse; just NO cellphones, smartwatches (Apple, etc.) or anything that can be considered a weapon.

Signage is located on courthouse grounds prior to entering the building.

Notaries needing to take their oath Senate Bill 704 (b1) has been ratified to extend the deadline for any Notary Public taking their oath to 90 days. (b1) Notwithstanding subsection (b) of this section, if the Secretary grants a commission after March 9, 2020, and before August 1, 2020, the appointee shall have 90 days to appear before the register of deeds to take the general oath of office.”

We appreciate the public’s understanding as we try to keep both our staff and the public safe during these difficult times. 

Please bring any proof of identity, as it is required for certain transactions.
Payment is required as services are rendered.


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The Register of Deeds office performs a wide range of services to both the professional community and the general public, including:

  • Record and preserves real estate documents (including but not limited to Deeds, Deeds of Trust, Power of Attorneys)
  • Issue Notary oaths
  • Maintain and issue copies of birth and death certificates
  • Issues, maintain and provide copies of  marriage licenses
  • Record Military Discharge records (Form DD214)
  • Offers a Real Estate Fraud Detection Service
  • Accept first-time passport applications and provide forms & photos for renewals
  • Provide Notarial services

My office is dedicated to professional, courteous service to its citizens. In an ongoing philosophy of making public records and information in Rockingham County easier to find and easier to use, you are invited to browse through our site to learn more about our office and the services we provide.

Benjamin J. Curtis
Register of Deeds

2019 Staff

Mission Statement: To serve the public interest of Rockingham County by providing accurate, timely, accessible, and secure management of the County's most important records on which people rely to protect property rights and to prove the occurrence of important life events.

Disclaimer: The information on this website is furnished as a public service, and the user accepts and understands that the Register of Deeds makes no warranties, expressed or implied, concerning the accuracy, completeness, reliability, or suitability of this information. Furthermore, we assume no responsibility or liability associated with the use or misuse of this information. Information provided is not to be misconstrued as legal advice; always seek the advice of an attorney.
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170 NC 65, Suite 150
Reidsville, NC 27320

We are physically located in the community of Wentworth, NC; however GPS directions require Reidsville be used when getting driving directions.
Phone: (336) 342-8820
Fax: (336) 342-6209

 Rockingham County North Carolina
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Rockingham County Government
371 NC Hwy 65
Reidsville NC 27320
Phone: 336.342.8100
Fax: 336.342.8105