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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.

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


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

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

Help Desk
P: (828) 250-4303

Línea Telefónica En Español
P: (828) 250-4307

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.