Our office is now open to the public. Masks will continue to be required per Metro Code revised 4.9.21 Executive Order #8. Anyone entering will be screened by a digital no-touch temperature scanner. Temperatures cannot be any more than 99 degrees F. The secure document dropbox will remain inside the hallway by the main office entrance doors for those who wish to continue using this option.

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Davidson County Register of Deeds

Register of Deeds COVID-19 Response Information

The Register of Deeds re-opens its office to the public on Wednesday, April 28, 2021.

Customers may enter the office, but masks and temperature screening is required.

Customers may resume bringing documents into the Register of Deeds office effective Wednesday April 28, 2021, with safety protections against COVID-19 in place, according to Davidson County Register of Deeds Karen Johnson.

Metro Executive Order #8 (revised April 9, 2021) – which requires that masks be worn in all Metro buildings – remains in effect and masks are required. Additionally, those who enter the Register of Deeds Office will be screened by a digital no-touch temperature scanner, and no one with a temperature in excess of 99℉ will be permitted to enter the office.

"We will resume our file-and-wait document service and reopen our public computer and public access area," Register Johnson said. "As the percentage of Nashvillians vaccinated has reached the 40% mark, we are prepared to welcome customers back in our office. Among our staff, 90% have been vaccinated.

"For the protection of our customers and our employees, we will have a number of safety procedures in place. Anyone who enters our office as well as all employees are required to wear masks and use our no-touch temperature scanner before entering our public areas. No one without a mask or who has a temperature greater than 99 degrees will be allowed to enter.

"All areas where members of the public interact with our staff are surrounded by plexiglass that was installed in early 2020. We regularly sanitize surface areas throughout the office, and we are making masks, gloves, and hand sanitizer available as customers enter the office."

For those customers who do not wish to come inside the Register's office, documents may still be e-filed or filed by mail, addressed to Davidson County Register of Deeds, P.O. Box 196398, Nashville, TN 37219-6398. A secure document drop-off slot remains open in the hallway at the office entrance doors, with appropriately sized envelopes and instructions available.

Register of Deeds Tornado Response Information

Metro Nashville Storm Response Information

Residents affected by the March 3 tornado that have missed the May 4 FEMA deadline, there is still an opportunity to register through July 3, 2020. Tornado survivors will need to justify why they are registering late, and it is not guaranteed to be approved. 1-800-621-FEMA (3362).

Tornado Relief Resource Center

Free Copies of Deeds

Residents affected by the Tornado who need access to deeds for FEMA, Insurance and Mortgage purposes, can access free copies of their deeds by clicking on the Parcel Viewer link or by coming into our office located at 501 Broadway. Free parking is provided for the office’s customers on Broadway between 6th and 7th Avenues in front of First Baptist Church. Certified Copies can be obtained in our office. Additional property documents if needed are available in our office where staff can assist.

Nashville Parcel Viewer

Step by step instructions to access your deed online

  1. Go to Nashville Parcel Viewer.
  2. Click the magnifying glass at the top right. A search box will appear. Click on Enter Address. Type in your home address (house number and street name) and select your address that appears.
  3. Select the box titled Ownership History on the left side of the screen.
  4. Select Sale Instrument.

All copies of your original and most current deed instruments can be selected, saved and/or printed.

Need Assistance?

If you experience a problem accessing the information and need assistance, please call our office:

Monday-Friday 8:00 a.m.–4:30 p.m. at 615-862-6790

Land Records Software System

The Davidson County Register of Deeds office implemented a land records software system on September 11, 2017. You may go to www.davidsonportal.com to sign up. You will need your Credit Card information, User ID's and the Passwords you want to use. If you have any questions please call Business Information Systems at 866-658-0865.


The Mission of the Davidson County Register of Deeds office is to provide accurate recording of public records for all who use the Register's office. Our goal is to provide excellent customer service and convenient access to these records utilizing the latest technology in an effective, cost efficient and customer friendly manner.

The Register of Deeds is a constitutional office established by the Tennessee state legislature as the custodian of legal documents pertaining to real property. These documents include Warranty Deeds, Deeds of Trust, Releases, Powers of Attorney, Liens, Plats, Amendments and other miscellaneous documents designated by state law to be recorded by the Register of Deeds.

The responsibility that the State legislature has given the Register of Deeds is very important. Nearly every citizen will invest in real property at some point in their lives. Most of the time, it will be the largest investment these citizens ever make. Therefore, the integrity of these records is extremely important. Because of the importance of the accuracy in recording, preserving and maintaining these records, the Register of Deeds is an elected position and each term is four years.

Complimentary Parking

The Register of Deeds complimentary parking has been temporarily relocated to the spaces along Broadway between 5th and 6th Avenues, due to construction. Look for designated parking meters with yellow bags designated as Reserved Parking. These spaces are directly in front of Bridgestone Arena and the entrance to our office.

Reserved parking bags over Register of Deeds parking meter in front of construction barriers along sidewalk


Karen Johnson

Karen Johnson is the third Davidson County Register of Deeds of the Metropolitan Government of Nashville and Davidson County. She made History in the City of Nashville Davidson County as the first woman and the first African American to be elected to the position. She was elected on August 2, 2018, and was sworn in on August 23, 2018

Biography of Register Karen Johnson

Serving the citizens of Davidson County is an honor and a responsibility I take very seriously. Our office seeks to provide the excellent customer service that all citizens deserve. Please offer feedback on the service you receive so that we may better serve you. You may call me at 615-862-6790 or email me at: karen.johnson@nashville.gov

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