1 birth, 352 deaths and more 2023 stats from register of deeds

Published 10:25 am Thursday, February 8, 2024

Kelly Funderburk wants residents to know what goes on at the Register of Deeds office.

“At the start of each year, it is important to me that Davie County citizens see the preceding year’s numbers from our office,” the director said. “This department is crucial to Davie County and I strive to be transparent because the Davie County Register of Deeds Office is everyone’s office. The staff and I are just the lucky ones who get to work here every day keeping our important documents accurate, protected, and accessible.

“We take pride in our customer service and we realize that the history of Davie County was made yesterday, is being made today, and will be made tomorrow. And for that we respect this office, what it represents, and the people we humbly serve.”

She offered the following numbers for 2023:

• Total Collected (including excise tax), $1,633,805.50;

• Total Transactions, 10,123;

• Land Records Indexed, 6,339;

• Plats Recorded, 128;

• Notary Oaths Administered, 197;

• Certified Vital Records Printed, 3,079;

• Birth Certificates Entered, 1;

• Death Records Entered, 352;

• Marriage Licenses Issued, 290;

• Military Discharges Recorded, 34;

• Assumed Business Names Entered, 101; and

• E-Recording Average, 62.08%.

“My amazing staff (Robin Vogler, Hannah Meadwell and Beverly McDaniel) do an excellent job and we are lucky to have them working hard behind the scenes every day. I am so grateful and appreciative of all they do for this office.”

More detailed reports are available per request.

“Thank you for allowing me to serve as your Register of Deeds. I love this job and I can’t believe I am starting my fourth year in office. Davie County is a special place and there’s no other place I’d rather be,” Funderburk said.