Frequently Asked Questions
Q- What are your hours of operation?
A- The office is open from 8:30a.m. To 5:00 p.m. Applications for marriage are only accepted until 4:30pm. Real Estate Recording are accepted until 4:45pm.
Q- Where are you located?
A- We are located in the Gaston County Courthouse 1st floor at 325 N. Marietta Street Gastonia, NC 28052
Q- What is your mailing address?
A- Gaston County Register of Deeds PO Box 1578 , Gastonia , NC 28053
Q- How can I expedite a request?
A- You can send your request using an express overnight service and enclose a self-addressed prepaid express envelope.
Q- How do I change the names on my deed?
A- You will need to draw up a new deed. It is advised that you see an attorney for this service unless you are familiar with drawing up legal documents.
Q- Where do I get the form to file an Assumed Name?
A- You can print one from this website (see Assumed names) or the forms are available in the Register of Deeds office located at 325 N. Marietta Street Gastonia, NC 28052
Q- How much will it cost to record my Deed, Power of Attorney, etc.?
A- Our fees are listed under the Uniform Fee Schedule posted on this website.
Q- Do you have forms for Power of Attorneys, Deeds, Separation Agreements?
A- No, we do not have legal forms; we suggest you see an attorney for this service.
Q- Do you take Credit or Debit cards?
A- No, cash or money orders are accepted for Vital Records.
Q- Do I need an appointment to take my Notary Oath?
A- No appointment is necessary. Our hours are 8:30 am-5:00pm.
Q- How do I contact the Secretary of State office?
A- www.sosnc.com or 919-807-2000
Q-I have lost my deed, how do I get a copy?
A- You can purchase a copy from our office in person or request in writing at Gaston County Register of Deeds office PO Box 1578 Gastonia NC 28053.
Q- What is the cost for a copy of my deed?
A- Black & white copies are .25 cents a page and Certified copies are $5.00 for the first page and $2.00 for each additional page.
Q- Can anyone access the information contained in the Register of Deeds office?
A- Yes, all information in our office is public record, except some Military records.
Q- Can you check for liens on my property?
A- No. Title research by Register of Deeds employees is prohibited by law. We will be glad to assist you in showing you the books or help with the computers.