Register of Deeds

Register of Deeds, Steve Smith

Register of Deeds, Steve Smith

Register of Deeds, Steve Smith

1 No. Washington Avenue
Brownsville, TN 38012
Phone Number: 731-772-0332

Office hours are 8:30 a.m. until 5 p.m., Monday through Friday.

The Haywood County Register of Deeds office records deeds and trust deeds, releases, modification agreements, federal tax liens, judgments, subdivision plats, and DD214’s for veterans. The Haywood County Register of Deeds office collects state transfer taxes ($3.70 per $1,000) and mortgage taxes ($1.15 per $1,000). They also assess the following fees: Recording Fee – $10 for up to 2 pages, $5 per page extra, $1 for collecting tax, and $2 EDP (electronic data processing) fee.

Records before 2005 back to 1821 are available on site. To do a title search online from 2005 to present, subscribers may go to

Steve Smith

Steve Smith has been the Register of Deeds since 1994, and has been re-elected every four years since then. He is a Haywood County native and a graduate of Haywood High School. He holds a bachelor of science degree in business administration from the University of Tennessee at Knoxville.

He was designated as a Certified Public Administrator by the University of Tennessee Center for Public Service in 1999 and has since then completed continuing education credits to maintain his designation.