Prior to 1913 the State of North Carolina did not record vital records (Birth/Death). Residents who did not have a birth certificate recorded were required to apply for a delayed birth certificate. Those birth records can be found in our office.
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 each copy requested. A stamped, self-addressed envelope can help ensure faster return.