Register of Deeds Shelly Yates

Shelly YatesShelly Yates was elected to her first term as Register of Deeds in August 2014, after serving as Chief Deputy Register since 1987.  Shelly has obtained the Certified Public Administrator Certificate.  She is a 1983 Dickson County High School graduate. 

Shelly is married to Billy Yates. They have three children, Chris, Michael and Derica and three grandchildren.



E-Filing Options
The Dickson County Register's Office now accepts electronic recordings. Links for e-filing:


Corporate Service Company

eRecording Partners Network


Duties of the Register of Deeds

The primary function of the Register’s office is to record and preserve instruments required by law to be recorded, including, but not limited to:  deeds, powers of attorneys, mortgages, liens, contracts, leases, military discharges, judgments, greenbelt assessments, and subdivision plats.   All recorded documents are a matter of public record excluding military discharges.  The Register’s office provides information to attorneys, realtors, surveyors, appraisers, lending institutions and the general public.

For more information, see Requirements to Record Documents.

Location and Office Hours

# 4 Court Square
PO Box 130
Charlotte, TN  37036
(615) 789-5123
(615) 789-3893
Hours Monday - Friday, 8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

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