Message from Register
ABOUT YOUR REGISTER
W. Todd Harris
I hold a Juris Doctor degree from Mercer University in Macon, Georgia. I have spent the last 20-plus years utilizing my degree as a mediator. My wife Betsy and I have been married for 33 years. We have three adult children, Sarah, Rachel and Sam. Sarah holds her master’s degree in public administration from Appalachian State University. Rachel has earned her Ph.D. in Geo Sciences from Princeton University. Sam has a mining engineering degree from Bluefield State. I enjoy gardening, fishing and researching my family’s genealogy.
I was elected by the citizens of Surry County in November 2020 to serve the citizens of Surry County, North Carolina as their Register of Deeds. The Register of Deeds office belongs to the citizens of Surry County and not to any one individual or political party. Our office will serve all its users equally; with respect, attentiveness and courtesy.
Our job is one of service. The office is required and mandated by the laws of our state to follow strict and very complex guidelines in the performance of our duties.
The services provided by the Surry County Register of Deeds office are an extremely important and valuable function of county government. The purpose of the office is to record, maintain and make accessible to the public all county land records, and the vital records (birth and death certificates, marriage licenses, etc.) of our county’s citizens. The Register of Deeds office is also mindful that we serve as an important conduit for commerce in Surry County and in our state. We are constantly striving to make our duties and obligations more responsive to the needs of all its users.
It is a great honor, and one that I am humbled by, that the people of this county have entrusted me to oversee this incredibly important position.
Our entire staff is experienced and qualified to fulfill the duties of our office, and are willing to help in any way they can. Please feel free to stop in and see us. YOU are always welcome in YOUR office!
W. Todd Harris
Register of Deeds, Surry County
PO Box 303
201 E. Kapp Street
Dobson, NC 27017