The Register and Recorder's Office is the repository and
record manager for all papers relating to wills and estates as well as all real
estate transactions.These documents are
part of Bedford County's permanent records and must be protected from loss,
theft or damage.It is also the
responsibility of the office to provide efficient and timely service to the
public while preserving the integrity of public records.
The Register of Wills division is responsible for filing all
papers in reference to the probate of wills and estates and all other related
documents. The primary goal of the office is to serve all county residents,
especially in times of grieving.
The Recorder of Deeds division records all documents
pertaining to land and property transactions, including deeds, mortgages,
leases, liens, surveys, financing statements and rights of way.
The office also keeps records of oaths of office for all
county elected officials, notary publics, district justices, military
discharges, and highway maps.
Copies of all documents are maintained and preserved for
public use.Lawyers, title searchers,
loan officers and genealogists are among those who frequently research records,
which date back to 1771.