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Register of Deeds Notice

Birth, Death and Marriage Certificates

All certified copies of birth, death and marriage certificates will be available for purchase online. If you have an immediate need for a certificate you can purchase it at the Register of Deeds office, otherwise we ask that you use our user-friendly online system.

Marriage Licenses

Marriage licenses are available at our office Monday – Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. with no appointment required. Couples must come in person because we have to verify each person’s identity, proof of social security and see them sign the license. Couples must fill out the online marriage application before coming to the office. Once your online application is complete please write down your confirmation number then bring that number with you. Please note that only the couple is allowed in the office at this time due to our occupancy limit.

Notary Oaths

Once commissioned by the Secretary of State, Buncombe County Notaries Public must appear at Register of Deeds office to take an oath of office and obtain a certificate.

Recording Real Estate documents

During this State of Emergency, we encourage all documents to be electronically recorded when possible. For those who want to record paper documents, please use the black drop box located just outside of our office during regular business hours: Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. The drop box will be checked multiple times throughout the day and all documents that are dropped off by 4:30 p.m. will be recorded the same day.

Assumed Business Name certificates

A Certificate of Assumed Business Name (or DBA) form can be recorded at our office by individuals conducting business in North Carolina. These forms are available online. The completed form can be mailed into our office at 205 College Street or can be dropped off for recording in the black drop box directly outside the office. If you would like us to email you a copy of the recorded document, please enclose your email address in the envelope. If you have questions, please call us at 828-250-4302.


Plats can be electronically recorded with our office. For surveyors who are recording paper or mylar surveys, there will continue to be a red plat drop box at the entrance of 205 College Street. Please call 250-4302 to notify us when you’ve dropped off your plats, so they can be retrieved as soon as possible. Please do not drop off plats outside of business hours.

If you are seeking in-person services, we ask that you only come if you are not sick. Additionally, we promise that only healthy staff are allowed to serve you.

General Fees

All fees charged by the Register of Deeds office have been set by N.C. General Statute 161-10.
The following fees became effective 10-01-2011:

Birth / Death Certificates

Table: General Fees
Birth Certificate (Certified Copy) $10.00
Death Certificate (Certified Copy) $10.00
Birth/Death Certificate (Uncertified Copy) $0.25
Delayed Birth Certificate $35.00
Amendment to Birth Certificate $35.00
Legitimation $35.00

Marriage License

Table: Marriage License
Marriage License Application $60.00
Marriage Certificate (Certified Copy) $10.00
Marriage Certificate (Uncertified Copy) $0.25

Notary Oath

Table: Notary Qualification and Oath
Notary Qualification and Oath $10.00
Notary Certification $5.00

Recording Real Estate Instruments

Table: Recording Real Estate Instruments
Recording Real Estate Instruments
All Instruments except Deeds of Trust and Mortgages
First fifteen (15) pages $26.00
Each Additional Page $4.00
Extra Party Names
(over 20)
$2.00 per name

Deeds of Trust and Mortgages

Table: Deeds of Trust and Mortgages
Deeds of Trust and Mortgages
First thirty five (35) pages $64.00
Each Additional Page $4.00
Nonstandard Documents $25.00
Multiple Instruments fee $10.00
Add'l Subsequent Instrument Index Reference, each
(Assignments Only)
Satisfaction Instruments No Fee
Certified Copies $5.00/1st page + 2.00 per add'l page
Uncertified Copies $0.25/page
Extra Party Names
(over 20)
$2.00 per name


Table: Plats
Plats per Page $21.00
Certified Copy $5.00
Uncertified Copy $1.50

Condo Plans

Table: Condo Plans
Condo Plans
Per Page $21.00
Certified Copy $5.00
Uncertified Copy $1.50

UCC Records

Table: UCC Records
UCC Records
1 to 2 pages $38.00
3 to 10 pages $45.00
Over 10 pages $45.00 + 2.00 per page over 10
Copy of Statement $2.00/page

DOT Right of Way Plans

Table: DOT Right of Way Plans
DOT Right of Way Plans
1st page $21.00
Each additional page $5.00

Payment Types

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

Locate & Contact

Register of Deeds Office


Main Office
P: (828) 250-4303
F: (828) 250-4339

Birth, Death & Marriage Records
P: (828) 250-4300
F: (828) 250-4333

Recording / Real Estate
P: (828) 250-4302
F: (828) 250-4336

Register of Deeds
205 College Street
Asheville, NC 28801

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Hours of Operation

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

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