Register Of Deeds

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DEFINITION of 'Register Of Deeds'

A record of real estate deeds or other land titles that is maintained by a local government official. The register of deeds will be used in conjunction with a grantor-grantee index that lists the owner of record and any transfers of property.

INVESTOPEDIA EXPLAINS 'Register Of Deeds'

While the register of deeds is available for public viewing, it generally requires some time and government assistance to access particular mortgage records or deeds. In the United States, the register of deeds will usually be maintained on the county, town or state level.

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