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Historical Delayed Birth

Prior to 1913 the State of North Carolina did not require the official recording of vital records (Birth/Death). Residents who did not have a birth certificate recorded were later required to apply for a delayed birth certificate.

All delayed birth certificates on record in the Buncombe County Register of Deeds office are fully indexed. Review these listings using the online document search. You may also visit the office to view records and do genealogical research in person.

Request Record By Mail

To purchase copies of records by mail, please send payment and the completed Genealogy Request Form to:

Register of Deeds
205 College Street
Asheville, NC 28801

Please enclose a check made payable to the "Register of Deeds" for $.25 per copy requested. A stamped, self-addressed envelope can help ensure faster return.