SMITHFIELD – In a news release this afternoon, Johnston County officials announced the Register of Deeds office will close effective immediately until further notice. According to the release:
Beginning on Wednesday, December 16, 2020, employees will be available by telephone to answer questions and provide assistance. Individuals with previously scheduled appointments will be notified by telephone and re-scheduled in the future.
The public is highly encouraged to visit the Johnston County Register of Deeds website where many services are available online such as electronic recording of real estate documents and online requests for birth, death and marriage certificates. Electronic recording of documents is also available. This information can be found online at www.johnstonnc.com/rod.
For additional information, please contact the Register of Deeds office at 919-989-5160.
No additional details regarding the sudden closure were released.