Our office is closed to the public until further notice. Documents and payments can be placed in the secure document drop box inside the hallway by the main office entrance doors or mailed. More information below or call 615-862-6790.

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Davidson County Register of Deeds

Register of Deeds COVID-19 Response Information

“In light of the coronavirus pandemic and for the health and welfare of our customers, our dedicated staff, and the public at large, we are temporarily suspending our file-and-wait document service,” Johnson said. “Documents may still be e-filed, and customers may continue to file documents by mail addressed to Davidson County Register of Deeds, P.O. Box 196398, Nashville, TN 37219-6398.”

For those customers who ordinarily come to the Register’s office, a secure document drop-off slot will be available starting Friday, March 20, 2020 inside 501 Broadway where documents can be dropped for processing. Appropriately sized envelopes and instructions for using this service and paying fees will be prominently posted near the document drop-off slot, and staff will be available at 615-862-6790 to answer any questions. Those with bulk drop-offs should call 615-862-6790 to arrange for delivering their documents. After recording and fee payment, documents submitted that have been appropriately processed will be returned by mail.

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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