• By Lynne Johnson
  • Posted Friday, March 20, 2020

Register of Deeds makes social distancing changes

Due to CDC recommendations on the COVID-19 pandemic and the declarations of local, state,and federal governments, I am implementing temporary operational changes effective immediately to keep our customers and Register of Deeds staff safe. While our office will operate under normal business hours, there will be some changes to how we provide service.

We recommend customers utilize our website, http://www.forsyth.cc/ROD/, to request copies online and by mail (US Postal Service) as well as apply for a Marriage License. Orders are processed and mailed the same day. If you must come into the office, limit the number of people that come with you to only the requesting party.

Recording of documents by attorneys, businesses, and individuals will continue as usual. We encourage Electronic Filing. Forsythdeeds.com is also available for real estate record searches.

Those needing to file a Military Discharge, Certificate of Assumed Name or take the Notary Oath may continue to do so. The Thank-A-Veteran Discount Card will not be issued during this time.

Couples looking to obtain a Marriage LIcense need to make an appointment by calling 336-703-2700. The Application is available online to submit before coming into the office. We ask that only the parties to marriage and interpreters come into the office to complete the process.

Funeral Homes will continue to submit their requests by fax at 336-748-3158 There is no change to the Walk-Down process for death certifiactes.

Out-of-County Birth requests, (EBRS) Amendments and Legitimations will be by appointment from 8:00am-3:00pm. Documentation and proofs must be pre-approved.This may require more than one appointment.

Thank you for your cooperation as we try to keep everyone safe.

Lynne Johnson, Register of Deeds

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