Register of Wills & Recorder of Deeds
The Register and Recorders Office is located on the first floor (room 106) of the Courthouse and is the office where deeds and posthumous wills are filed in order to be placed on legal record. This is the office where a person can find detailed information concerning property transactions and other legal transactions. Bedford County provides eleven public access workstations for use in locating documents that are filed in the Register and Recorders Office.
The 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, 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.
Dwight "JR" Winck, Register and Recorder
Phone: (814) 623-4836
Fax: (814) 624-0488
Our office hours are 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Recording is from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. (effective February 1, 2018). Please make an appointment if you are coming in to open up an estate.
We do not do title searches, however you are more than welcome to come in and do some research for yourself.