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Birth Certificates

In-Office Birth Certificate Purchase

To purchase a birth certificate in person, please bring your valid photo ID and payment to our office at 205 College St.

Certified records can only be issued to immediate family or an authorized agent.

Request Birth Certificate By Mail

Please send a copy of your valid photo ID, check or money order, and the completed Vital Records Request Form to:

Register of Deeds
205 College Street
Asheville, NC 28801.

* A stamped, self-addressed envelope can help ensure faster return.

Fees/Payment Types

We accept the following payment types of purchasing a birth certificate.

Birth Certificate Fees

Each certified record costs $10.00, and non-certified records cost $0.25 each. If you are 62 or older, you may receive one (1) certified copy of your birth certificate free of charge.

Payment Types

  • Credit/Debit
  • Personal Checks
  • Money Orders
  • Cash

Note: Please make personal checks, or money orders payable to Register of Deeds.

The following information applies to the birth certificate of any individual born in Buncombe County. For information about obtaining a birth certificate from this office for a person born in another county in North Carolina, please visit our Statewide Birth Certificate.

Amendments / Legitimations

We can assist with the amendment/legitimization of Birth Records for a fee of $39.

View an outline of the requirements for amending a birth certificate. Please contact our Vital Records department at 250-4300 for further information.

Note: We do recommend if you were born in another county other than Buncombe County and need to do an amendment or legitimation, you should do this process in the county in which you were born.

New process for correcting the gender marker on your birth certificate:

Adoption Records

By law, all Adoption Records are removed from this office and must be obtained from Vital Records in Raleigh, NC..

Mailing Address NC Vital Records
1903 Mail Service Center
Raleigh, NC 27699-1903
Physical Address NC Vital Records
225 N McDowell Street
Raleigh, NC 27603-1382
P: (919) 733-3526

Locate & Contact

Register of Deeds Office - Vital Records


Vital Records
P: (828) 250-4300
F: (828) 250-4333

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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