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Real Estate

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 many more.

To search, view and print these records, please visit our online document search. Watch a video tutorial on using our online document search. 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.

By North Carolina law, this office does not prepare nor 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, we recommend that you contact an attorney.

Recording & Fees

Please see our Recording Information page for recording format, standards and procedure. Please see our General Fees page for a complete fee schedule.


Please see our eRecording page for information on electronic recording opportunities.

Request Record By Mail

To purchase copies of real estate records by mail, please send payment 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.

We accept Visa/MasterCard, cash, personal checks, or money orders payable to Register of Deeds.