Vanzolla McMurran has a remarkable history in the Office of the Register of Deeds—one that says volumes about her character, experience, and work ethic. She won her current seat as Dare County’s Register of Deeds in 2009, after spending 28 years working her way up through the ranks of the office.
Today, Vanzolla has 37 years of experience with the Register of Deeds office. She has mastered all the responsibilities required by the General Statutes of North Carolina. Specifically, Vanzolla ensures the integrity, completeness, accuracy, and safekeeping of all public records pertaining to Dare County.
These include birth and death records, marriage licenses, powers of attorney, real-estate deeds, deeds of trusts, subdivision and survey plats, and partnership and assumed names. Her office also maintains Dare County Board of Commissioners’ meeting files, Dare County Airport Authority minutes, and military discharge records. And, she administers oaths to Notaries of Public.
During the past nine years, Vanzolla has kept customer service at the forefront of her priorities. She and her staff are dedicated to maintaining the office’s integrity and providing visitors—both regulars and first-timers—with prompt, accurate, and friendly service.
At the same time, and often with constrained budgets, Vanzolla has introduced and upgraded technologies that have kept Dare County at the forefront of registers’ offices across North Carolina. The marriage-license kiosk she introduced lets couples enter their personal information online and send it directly to her office. With weddings being big business on the Outer Banks, the kiosk goes a long way to ensuring couples have a simple, stress-free experience here. Vanzolla has also introduced new technology for scanning plats as soon as they’re recorded. In addition, she’s made it easier for people to review and scan vital records in the “vault” and see indexing information online.
Vanzolla is certified as Register of Deeds by the University of North Carolina Institute of Government. She is a member of the North Carolina Association of Register of Deeds, and her peers have appointed her to sit on the Vital Records Committee for the Register of Deeds, District 8.