Department Leadership

Fredrick Smith, Mecklenburg County Register of Deeds

The Honorable Fredrick Smith is the Mecklenburg County Register of Deeds. He serves as the custodian of Mecklenburg County's public records, including all real estate and business-related documents that are presented for registration.  The Register of Deeds is also responsible for issuing marriage licenses and handling notary oaths and military discharge recordings in Mecklenburg County. The Register of Deeds is required to follow legislation set forth by the N.C. General Assembly as well as state regulations that guide the daily operations of the office. 

The Register of Deeds is elected by the people of Mecklenburg County and serves a four-year term. Fred was first elected to office in 2016. Prior to being elected, Fred served as an Investigator in the Mecklenburg County Public Defender’s Office. 

Fred holds a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science and Public Administration. 

Professional Organizations 

  • International Association of Government Officials (member of the Awards and Bylaws committees   
  • North Carolina Association of Registers of Deeds (past parliamentarian)    
  • Property Records Industry Association  
Register of Deeds Fred Smith