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Register of Deeds Notice

The Register of Deeds office is open, but in-person services should only be used as a last resort. To obtain a marriage license or be sworn-in as a notary public, you must come in person. Otherwise, most of our services are available from home. If you need a birth, death, or marriage certificate, simply click here to purchase one, and we will mail it directly to you. If you have questions about getting a copy of a deed, please give us a call or email us. To search our database of property records dating back to the 1700s, click here.

If you need in-person services, we ask that you only come in if you are not sick and that you wear a mask. We promise that only healthy staff are allowed to serve you.

The Buncombe County Register of Deeds maintains all real estate records recorded in this office dating back as early as the 1700's. These documents are public record and range from real estate conveyances, deeds of trust, cancellations of deeds of trust, powers of attorney, assumed names, separation agreements, road maintenance agreements and more.

By North Carolina law, this office does not prepare or change any documents; we are record keepers only. We are able to provide forms for Satisfactions and Assumed Name, but we are not able to assist in the preparation of these or any other documents. If you have legal questions about documents, or require legal documents to be prepared, we recommend that you contact an attorney.

The Register of Deeds can record original documents which contain original signatures and proof of acknowledgment (notarization). By law all documents recorded in the Register of Deeds office are open for public inspection.

Access to these public records is also available at the Register of Deeds Office at 205 College St. in the Public Record Search Room from 8:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m.

Document Types

Register of Deeds provided services for Real Estate Records.

Recording Information

Real Estate Records

Request Record by Mail

Please send check or money order payable to Register of Deeds and the completed Real Estate Records Request Form to:

Register of Deeds
205 College Street
Asheville, NC 28801

Certified copies of documents cost $5.00 for the first page and $2.00 for each additional page. Non-certified copies cost $0.25 per page. A stamped, self-addressed envelope can help ensure faster return.

View General Fees


PAPER: 8 ½ X 11 inches OR 8 ½ X 14 inches
MINIMUM: A blank margin of three (3) inches at the top of the first page
MARGINS: A blank margin of at least one-half (½) inches on the remaining three sides of the first page and on all sides of all subsequent pages
  • Typed or printed in black ink on white paper in legible font
  • Font size of 9 point or larger
  • Text on only one (1) side of the paper
  • Color or Grayscale images are considered non-standard
  • State type of instrument at the top of the first page
  • Never use a highlighter over pertinent information
Non-standard: Any document not meeting the above standards may be recorded for a fee of $25.00 in addition to the regular recording fee.


Register of Deeds - Real Estate

Buncombe County Register of Deeds offers eRecording – an option for recording documents electronically via the internet. The eRecording service allows for submission, receiving and processing of documents in a more direct and timely manner. Companies may find that recording documents electronically can save time and resources.

Financial and legal companies, attorneys, surveyors etc. that would be interested in submitting electronically to Buncombe County Register of Deeds will need to contact one of our authorized eRecording providers for more information:

Property Check Application!

In an attempt to combat fraud, the Buncombe County Register of Deeds office has partnered with our county’s land records software provider to offer a free service to our residents. Property Check will allow residents to track property recordings in their name and receive notifications when there are changes. As you know, there is no foolproof method of preventing fraud, but our office has taken extra steps to help you monitor your records.

NOTE: You will only need to provide your name, your phone number and/or email address. PropertyCheck will take care of the rest.

Sign Up for Property Check!

Locate & Contact

Register of Deeds - Real Estate


Recording / Real Estate
P: (828) 250-4302

Office Email Address

Register of Deeds
205 College Street
Asheville, NC 28801

Hours of Operation

Monday - Friday
8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

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