Re-Elect Tammy T. Beasley

Register of Deeds

Press Release

(Wilmington, NC) – Tammy Theusch Beasley, New Hanover County Register of Deeds since 2012 and first Republican elected to hold the office since the 1800’s will be filing on December 9th, 2019 to remain the County’s Register of Deeds.

Ms. Beasley had a 2012 platform of renovation, rejuvenation and innovation for the County’s Registry and since taking office has been non-stop in setting her goals into action and getting the Registry where it needed to be. However, she states there are still goals on her agenda she would like to complete for the office and the community.

A few of Beasley’s accolades are establishing a Satellite Office located at the Government Center, to enhance accessibility for the citizens. On August 1, 2015 Beasley went live with new software company BIS (Business Information Services) providing the County a yearly savings of $100,000.00. She implemented a new “Fraud Alert” system where citizens may add their name to a flagging system that notifies an individual by email when their name has been used in a recorded document. This software also allows people to order certified copies of documents from the comfort of their homes or offices. The Registry’s downtown Recording hours have been lengthened to better serve the citizens.

Ms. Beasley implemented the “Thank A Vet” Discount Card Program, whereby Veterans who’ve recorded their DD214 may receive a free discount card to be used at participating businesses. She has also collaborated with Wilmington Cremation Funeral Home with regards to collecting flags to be disposed of in the correct way. Thanks to Ms. Beasley, staff and generous donations, we are working on our fifth “love is in the air” wedding event, where we host weddings for eight lucky couples on Valentine’s day. This entire event is funded strictly by donations from our community.

Beasley was honored with the title of The Public Official of the Year Award by NACRC an international association which has since merged with International Association of Government Officials. She is certified as a Public Leader through George Washington University. Beasley also served on the North Carolina State Historical Records Advisory Board from 2016-2019.

Being a paralegal for 25 years prior to becoming Register of Deeds, she saw the cracks and knew where and how to fill them. The restoration and preservation of the Registry’s Deed Books are likely her greatest passion. She has already restored three quarters of our priceless records. She is now working on indexing documents from 1728-1950 so the citizens may search from anywhere on a computer.

Beasley and all of her eligible staff have completed the necessary education and have received certification for their position’s by NCARD (North Carolina Association of Register of Deeds). Beasley states, “Staff that understand the importance of their jobs and how they can effectively help the citizens is an invaluable resource. I am proud to have staff who want to learn, grow and be effective in their positions”.

Beasley’s goals remain to improve citizen awareness regarding services offered within the Register of Deeds. She continues to explore avenues to make the office more cost effective without impacting services. She also looks forward to exceeding all expectations presented to the office and her as Register of Deeds.

“I look forward to a positive and successful 2020 campaign and ask for your support as I continue to work hard for the people of New Hanover County”.


Paid for by the Committee to Re-Elect Tammy T. Beasley