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Weakley County Register of deeds FAQs

Frequently Asked Questions

Q. How do I add or put someone else's name on my deed?
A. A copy of your deed or your original deed must be taken to an attorney's office so that the attorney can see the description of the property and the name the original deed is in. The attorney will then prepare a new document and then the new document is brought to the Register's Office for recording.

Q. After I pay off my mortgage (deed of trust) will you send me my original deed?
A. We do not keep original documents in our office except for federal and state liens. The original deed is given back to the customer after the document is recorded. The only thing kept in our office is a copy.

Q. Can I register my will?
A. No, a will is only registered after a person is deceased and when the will is probated in Chancery court and pertains to real estate.

Q. How do I get a copy of a deed?
A. You may call or come by our office with the name of the current owner of the property. If you do not know the current owner then if you know the address or can locate the property on a map then start with the assessor's office. They can tell you the name of owner. Then come to the register office for assistance. We will be happy to mail, fax or give you a copy in person.

Q. Can I see what a previous owner gave for some property?

A. Everything is the register's office is public record. This is a constitutional law.


Q. Does this deed transfer have to be published in the local newspaper?

A. Everything is the register's office is public record. This is a constitutional law.