Lookup Public Records in Johnston CountyNorth Carolina. Including Vital Birth and Death Records, Deeds, Probate, Property Records, Mortgages, Liens, Judgments, Marriage Licenses, Voter Registrar, Payroll, Military Discharges.

Johnston County, North Carolina Overview

Johnston County is located in north central region in North Carolina. Smithfield is the county seat. The county was created in 1746 and named in honor of the Governor of North Carolina at the time, Gabriel Johnston. The total area of the county is 796 square miles. Based on the 2014 census, there are approximately 181,423 people living in the county. Johnston County is surrounded by Wake County (northwest), Nash County (northeast), Wilson County (east), Wayne County (southeast), Sampson County (south), and Harnett County (west). The zip codes are 27504, 27520, 27524, 27527, 27528, 27542, 27555, 27568, 27569, 27576, 27577, and 27593.

Johnston County Officials Information

The Register of Deeds is the custodian and manager of a large number of public records for Johnston County. These records include birth, death, and marriage records as well as legal records such as Power of Attorneys, separation agreements, and business names. The office also records instruments pertaining to real estate transactions and maps. The real estate records in the office date as far back as the mid-1700s.
Register of Deeds Office:
Address: 207 East Johnston St. Suite 209, Smithfield, NC 27577
Phone: 919-989-5160
Fax: 919-989-5728
The Register of Deeds also issues marriage licenses, certifies documents, administers Notary oaths, and files financing statements as well as other personal property records under the Uniform Commercial Code (UCC). You can search the public records in the Register of Deeds office online as well as request for copies. The forms available at the office include Affidavit of Eligibility to Marry, Affidavit for Marriage not Eligible for a Social Security Card, Application for Certified Copy of Vital Records, Satisfaction of Security Instrument, Assumed Name Form, Withdrawal of Assumed Name, Amendment of Assumed Name, and Business Forms.

Johnston Court Records Information

The Office of the Clerk of Superior Court handles the safekeeping of court records of the District and Superior Courts in Johnston County. If you wish to get copies of criminal court records, you can request information from a Criminal District Court Clerk by calling 919-209-5400. For court documents related to civil cases, you can contact a Civil Clerk by calling 919-209-5400.

Johnston, NC Genealogy and Ancestry Records
Source: U.S. Census Bureau, USA Counties Data File Downloads
Total Ancestries Reported 2005-2009157,801
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - United States or American - 2005-200923,390
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Arab - 2005-2009427
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - British - 2005-2009596
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Czech - 2005-200999
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Danish - 2005-2009185
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Dutch - 2005-20091,560
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - English - 2005-200918,945
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - European - 2005-20091,000
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - French (except Basque) - 2005-20093,065
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - French Canadian - 2005-2009553
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - German - 2005-200914,202
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Greek - 2005-2009256
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Hungarian - 2005-2009478
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Irish - 2005-200915,572
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Italian - 2005-20095,620
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Lithuanian - 2005-2009223
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Norwegian - 2005-2009387
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Polish - 2005-20092,906
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Portuguese - 2005-2009241
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Russian - 2005-2009413
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Scotch-Irish - 2005-20094,234
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Scottish - 2005-20093,398
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Slovak - 2005-200993
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Subsaharan African - 2005-20091,848
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Swedish - 2005-2009832
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Swiss - 2005-2009136
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Ukrainian - 2005-2009156
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Welsh - 2005-2009835
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - West Indian (excluding Hispanic groups) - 2005-2009396
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Other Groups - 2005-200954,025
Johnston County Marriage License Office
In order to obtain a marriage license in Johnston County, the applicants must apply together, in person, at the County Clerk’s office. Both parties must present their state-issued picture ID, military ID, or passport, and know their social security number
State Law:Marriage … Powers and Liabilities of Married Persons – Ch. 52 & 52A and Uniform Premarital Agreement Act – Ch. 52B
All State Statutes: Information is online at the State Website
Office:Johnston County Marriage License
Location:Johnston County Courthouse, 207 East Johnston Street, Suite 209, Smithfield, North Carolina, 27577
Phone:919-989-5160

Johnston County Register-Deeds Office
County Government Office

Address: 207 E Johnston St, Smithfield, NC 27577, United States
Phone: 919-989-5160

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