The Register and Recorder's Office is the repository and record manager for all papers relating to wills and estates as well as all real estate transactions. These documents are part of Bedford County's permanent records and must be protected from loss, theft or damage. It is also the responsiblity of the office to provide efficient and timely service to the public while preserving the integrity of public records.
The Register of Wills division is responsible for filing all papers in reference to the probate of wills and estates and all other related doucments. The primarty goal of the office is to serve all county residents, especially in times of grieving.
The Recorder of Deeds division records all documents pertaining to land and property transactions, including deeds, mortgages, leases, liens, surveys, financing statements and rights of way.
The office also keeps records of oaths of office for all county elected officials, notary publics, district justices, military discharges, and highway maps.
Copies of all documents are maintained and preserved for public use. Lawyers, title searchers, loan officers and genealogists are among those who frequently research records, which date back to 1771.
Monday thru Friday 8:30 am to 4:30 pm
Open during the lunch hour
Recording until 4:30 pm
Number of Estates filed as of October 31st 2016
273 Estates were opened
Documents recorded as of October 31st 2016
DEEDS - 1,458
AWARDS - 0
MORTGAGES - 1,391