Weakley County Register of deeds
Staff and Services
The Weakley County Register of Deeds Office Staff consists of 3 full time employees: (Pictured above from L to R) April Jones, First Deputy; Donna Winstead, Register of Deeds; and Starla Cooper, Second Deputy.
MISSION STATEMENT: It is our mission as the employees of the Weakley County Register of Deeds office to provide the best possible service to the citizens with kindness, accuracy, knowledge, and professionalism with the land records and other documents. It is our objective to work hard to maintain and preserve accurate records so that future generations can utilize the vital land records in years to come. On a daily basis we look up information for individuals, record documents, fax deeds and mortgages all over the United States, and assist people with their questions and concerns. It is our goal to be customer friendly and efficient in the Register's Office of Weakley.
The Register of Deeds, Donna Winstead, has served in this office for 38 years. She was elected Weakley County Register of Deeds in August 2002.
She resides in the Latham area. She attends Pisgah United Methodist Church, and she serves as President of the West Tennessee Register's Association.
The First Deputy, April Jones, is beginning her 10th year in the Register's Office, and her 4th year as First Deputy. She is married to Trent Jones, and they reside in Martin. She is currently an active member of the Martin Pilot Club. The Jones attend First Baptist Church in Martin.
The Second Deputy, Starla Cooper, began working in the Register's Office on December 1, 2011. She has 25 years of experience as a Legal Secretary with a main focus in real estate. She is married to William Cooper, and they reside in Dresden. She has twin daughters and three grandchildren. The Coopers attend First Baptist Church in Sharon.
You may come in the Register of Deeds Office at anytime and get a copy of your deed, mortgage, military discharge, power of attorney, plats, court decrees, liens, releases, and many other documents. We will also mail or fax any of the above information that is requested along with certified copies. We record documents in a timely manner and then send or give the original documents back to their owner. With the great technology of the future the Register of Deeds Office of Weakley County is now on computer. Our office has information accessible online from January 1995 to Present. This past year we back scanned all the deeds from January 1995 to Present. With this technology you are able to go online and actually view the image of the deeds. The deeds of trust or mortgages are imaged from January 1995 to Present.
A misconception is that we keep the original documents. Everything that is sent into our office must be the original, but then we scan the original document into our data base where an image is made and then our computer system backs up the information every 10 minutes. A backup of all our information is also stored off site locally as well as in the Hills of Piney Flats, Tennessee in the case of an emergency or natural disaster.