The Register Of Deeds
Gates County, North Carolina

Cathy Horton

Click here to request a copy of a
Birth, Death, or Marriage Record Online

We would like to welcome you to the Gates County Register of Deeds Web Page. This office provides many services to all walks of life, whether the professional community or the general public All documents pertaining to land transactions are recorded and maintained in this office. This office also issues marriage licenses, administers notary oaths, retains military discharges, cemetery records, plats, genealogy information, as well as other useful information.

Gates County was formed in 1779 from Perquimans County, Chowan County, and Hertford County. Part of the Drum Hill area was once part of the State of Virginia. The City of Suffolk would have records for Nansemond COunty, Virginia.

We are committed to the proper enforcement of NC General Statutes governing our office and in providing prompt and professional service to all whom use this office. We strive to serve you with professionalism and compassion realizing this may be your first experience dealing with this office. Whether you are searching your "roots", looking up property, acquiring a marriage license, or getting a certified copy of a vital record, we are here to serve you promptly and courteously.

Register of Deeds
Office Hours:9:00 AM to 5:00 PM - excluding holidays
Mailing Address:PO Box 471
202 Court Street
Gatesville, NC 27938
Phone:252-357-0850
Fax:252-357-1568
Email:chorton@gatescountync.gov
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