REGISTER OF DEEDS
Register of Deeds is a Constitutional office established by the State Legislature as the custodian of legal documents pertaining to real property. These documents include Warranty Deeds, Deeds of Trust, Releases, Powers of Attorney, Liens, Subdivision Restrictions, Military Discharges and other miscellaneous documents designated by state law to be recorded by the Register of Deeds. The Register is elected by the people and serves a four-year term. The office is located within the county seat.
The responsibility that the legislature has given the Register of Deeds is very important. Nearly every citizen will invest in real property at some point in their lives. Most of the time, it will be the largest investment individuals ever make. Therefore the integrity of these records is extremely important. All records in the Register’s office are public record with the exception of Military Discharges although the records must remain in the office at all times.
ROANE COUNTY REGISTER OF DEEDS OFFICE
The Register of Deeds, Sharon Brackett, was elected August 2006 and took office September 1, 2006. Prior to taking office on September 1st, she served Roane County as a Deputy Register since 1992.
The goal of the Roane County Register of Deeds office is to serve recording and research needs of the public by providing excellent customer service that they deserve on a daily basis. To accomplish this goal, we strive to use the latest technology and take time with each and every individual in order to meet their needs.
The office is currently working to digitize the record books. Roane County records date back to 1801.
Roane County is pleased to have the ability to E-record. E-recording is the latest technology in the current recording process. E-recording significantly reduces the time required to receive, record and return documents. Submitters can get more information at www.simplifile.com.
Land records can be accessed online with a paid subscription at www.titlesearcher.com or by contacting the Register of Deeds office.
**PLEASE NOTE: The Register of Deeds is prohibited from providing title searches, interpreting, preparing documents and/or giving legal advice. You will need to contact an attorney or title company.