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Register of Deeds Office Receives Innovator Award

Aug 07, 2019

The Cumberland County Register of Deeds office received an International Association of Government Officials Innovator Award at the association’s annual conference held in Houston in July.


The Register of Deeds received the International Association of Government Officials Innovator Award: Recorder’s Division, in recognition of technology upgrades to serve customers. The upgrades include electronic recordings, online vital records, the instant recording of real estate records, three marriage license kiosks and the ability to submit the date for a marriage license online.


Innovator Awards are also given for the Clerk’s Division and the Election Officials Division. The following criteria were required to be a recipient of an award:

  • The best practice must reflect the current level of service or program performed by your office.
  • The service or program must be unique to your area.


In addition to the technology upgrades, the selection committee also considered the Register of Deeds annual Book Bag Drive for the homeless children in Cumberland County Schools. The book bag drive collects supplies to fill 850 book bags to be donated for approximately 650 homeless school children, as well as 200 additional bags for homeless relief events and the American Red Cross to help families who have experienced a disaster.


“It is an honor for our office to be recognized by an organization that has members in most states across the United States as well as a number of foreign countries,” Register of Deeds Lee Warren said.


For more information about the International Association of Government Officials and awards, go to


Find out more about services available at the Register of Deeds office by going to The office is located in Room 114 of the Judge E. Maurice Braswell Cumberland County Courthouse.