Shelandra Y. Ford

Shelandra Y. Ford

Shelby County Register of Deeds

Shelandra Ford was elected as the first African-American and first woman to the Shelby County Register of Deeds in August 2018. As a proud Memphis native, Register Ford previously served in various Shelby County government offices for over 20 years. Since taking office she has saved taxpayers hundreds of thousands of dollars and turned over a surplus of over $2 million.

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FAQ

Does the Register's Office have my deed?
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Yes, your deed was recorded, scanned, and microfilmed in our office as a permanent record and returned to you with the recording information. You may find your original deed in your closing papers. If not, you may find a copy on our website register.shelby.tn.us or we can provide a certified copy of your deed.
How long does it take to record a deed?
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From the time we receive your deed, it takes approximately one business day for us to record and return it in the mail. A digital copy is available on our website register.shelby.tn.us.
How much will it cost to register my deed?
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See the “Filing Tools” section of our website to calculate the correct fees and for more information on other document types.
The forms your office provides needs additional instructions on how to complete. Why can’t the Register’s staff help fill out the forms?
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The Register’s Office is a recording office only. We are not allowed to provide legal advice and therefore cannot advise you on the preparation of documents. The forms are not meant to be used without the advice of a professional.  Because incorrectly prepared documents may affect your property rights, we strongly recommend that you seek the services of a real estate professional to ensure that forms are filled out and filed correctly.