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The Onslow County Board of Commissioners is extending the hours of service at the Register of Deeds. Beginning Monday, October 3, 2022 the Register of Deeds will offer services until 5:30PM on regular work days.
Onslow County Register of Deeds Omega Jarman says the new hours will better serve the citizens of Onslow County. “With this extension of hours it allows an extra hour for our citizens to come in and purchase their marriage license, as well as an extra hour for real estate documents to be recorded.”
Additional time serving the public will benefit home buyers who close on their homes late in the day as it may allow them to move in sooner, instead of waiting for the deed to be recorded the next day. The later hours also give marriage license applicants more flexibility in applying.
The increase in hours will not incur any overtime costs as the Onslow County Board of Commissioners earlier this year approved employees having flexible schedules. Some Register of Deeds employees are working four 10-hour days to provide greater service to the citizens of Onslow County.
The Register of Deeds is located in the Onslow County Courthouse at 602 Anne Street in Jacksonville and is the official custodian of Onslow County documents. The office maintains real estate records, birth, death, and marriage certificates, notary public indexes, financing statements, and military discharges in accordance with the North Carolina General Statutes and local ordinances.