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Catawba County Register of Deeds

The Register of Deeds is elected in partisan elections every 4 years. The office is the custodian of documents recorded from the beginning of the county to the present day. It records real estate documents, births and deaths. The office also issues marriage licenses, handles notary commissions, military discharge recordings, and provides certified birth and death certificates, and other documents.

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    Donna Hicks Spencer
    (Rep)

Biographical Information

1. What experience and skills do you bring to this office?

2. What is the most important issue facing the Register’s office currently?

3. What innovations would you suggest need to be done within the office of the Register of Deeds so that it operates more effectively?

Age (optional) 53
Contact Phone (828) 312-4527
Position/philosophy statement I’m currently your Register of Deeds. I have served the citizens for over 15 years now and would be honored to serve each of you for another term.
I have the most experience and still have the desire to continue to serve the citizens of Catawba County. I have experience from being a legal secretary to certified real estate paralegal to a certified Advance Register of Deeds for a total of 33 years experience. I have brought the office into today's technology world and to being a customer friendly office. All of this was accomplished by my being there to do the work along side of the dedicated staff I have.

Fraudulent documents being recorded and requested. We just last week began Property Notification to those that will sign up. Once signed up an email will be sent to them for any real estate recordings filed from registration forward. I've been working on getting this program for over a year now and I please to offer such and hope to offer more options in the future.
Our office runs effectively now with the latest technology and in our new location. As technology changes we make such changes to keep up with the demands we meet daily. I have and will continue to strive to have the best vendor and technology that is offered. The staff and myself are dedicated to this, the citizens of Catawba County and getting their documents to them as fast as possible.