Register of Deeds

Giles County’s Register

Register Tammy Helton
Chief Deputy   Mary Carter Rose
Deputy Tammy Kimbrough
Location 1 Public Square – Pulaski, TN 38478
Phone  931-363-5137
Email  thelton@titlesearcher.com
U. S. Mail  P.O. Box 678 – Pulaski, TN 38478
Overnight Deliveries. Fed-Ex. UPS. 1 Public Square – Pulaski, TN 38478
Fax  931-424-4797
Hours  M–F, 8 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Tammy Kimbrough, Tammy Helton and Mary Carter Rose

About Giles County’s Register of Deeds

 

The Register’s office carries on a centuries old tradition of providing an official register for recording binding documents.​

The primary function of the Register is to make and preserve a record of instruments required or allowed by law to be filed or recorded, including but not limited to deeds, powers of attorney, deeds of trust, mortgages, liens, contracts, plats, leases, judgments, wills, court orders, military discharges, records under the Uniform Commercial Code (primarily fixture filings) and other types of documents. The records provide public notice of property ownership, liens, contracts and other transactions that affect the public interest.

Most of the instruments recorded or filed in the register’s office relate to determining interests or rights in either real or business property.  Some instruments received also deal with a person’s legal status with regard to other persons or legal entities. The Register’s office is in the Giles County courthouse in Pulaski, which is the county seat, and by Tennessee law, the records and papers must remain in the office at all times.

History of the Register's Office in Tennessee

The office of register in Tennessee can be traced back to the period when this region was part of the English colony of Carolina. The office was provided for in the colony’s first fundamental law, known as the “Concessions and Agreements” of 1665. This office was patterned along the English model. The register’s general duties have always been to record various types of legal instruments and transactions, particularly those conveying title to land.

The register’s office in Carolina continued under the colony’s “Fundamental Constitution” of 1715. The qualified voters elected three freeholders who became candidates for the office. The governor then appointed one of these three small landowners to be the register. The register was to serve during good behavior. When Tennessee became a state in 1796, the first constitution included a provision for a register to be elected by the county court in every county.

The term of office was indefinite and the register was to serve “during good behavior.” The Tennessee Constitution of 1835 provided for the popular election of the register for a term of four years, reflecting the trend of the Jacksonian era. Tennessee’s Constitution of 1870 retained the office of register and continued the term of office at four years. The 1978 amendments to the Tennessee Constitution retained the four-year term for the register.

Online Title Search

 

TitleSearcher.com provides 24/7 availability of land deeds. It requires a membership. The cost for access to Giles County records from this service is $40 per month or an additional $15 per month if you already have access to other counties or state records.

Information available on TitleSearcher.com includes indexing and images on all documents dating back to 1993.  A complete search can be done online back to 1993.  The Register’s Office maintains all deed images for property prior to 1993. Copies of old deed indexes are available for viewing.  The Register’s Office also has all plat images dating back to 1909.

Giles County Searches

 

The State of Tennessee Comptroller of the Treasury provides look up information for land ownership, sales prices and sales information. This website access is free.