Register of Deeds

Gates County Register of Deeds office contains records concerning real estate recordings, including Deeds, Deeds of Trust and etc. Copies of survey maps are recorded in the Register of Deeds office. Copies of these items can be obtained by visiting the Register of Deeds office or by the website at Marriage licenses are issued at the Register of Deeds Office from 8:30 am to 4:00 pm and we would prefer you call the office to make an appointment. Other vital records including birth and death records dating from 1914 up to date are recorded in the Register of Deeds office. Military Discharge records are recorded also in this office. Discharge records 50 years of age or older are available for public viewing. More recent discharge recordings are only available for Veterans or immediate families.

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Effective December 1, 2017, the new statewide system for filing Assumed Name is available at


Effective October 1, 2019: Session Law 2019-117 (Senate Bill 594) changes regarding Assumed Names: 

  1. Assumed Business Name Contents. Effective October 1, 2019, an assumed business name certificate may not use an assumed name that has entity terms or abbreviations unless there is an entity registered in that name. This applies to the use of the terms corporation, incorporated, corp., inc., limited liability company, L.L.C., LLC, limited partnership, L.P., LP, limited liability partnership, registered limited liability limited partnership, or similarly limited liability partnership indicators. (Note that an entity may file an assumed name just like a human. For example, Jane Smith Corporation may file a certificate for “Jane’s Wonders.” But no one may file for “Jane Smith Corporation” as an assumed business name unless Jane Smith Corporation has filed articles of incorporation.)
  2. Assumed Business Name Forms. Statutory forms have been added for an assumed business name certificate and for an amendment of the assumed business name certificate to be filed in the Secretary of State system.  These exact forms are not required—any form may be used as long as it has all the required information.  


Assumed Business Name Act  - Update