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Register of Deeds Notice

Recording Real Estate documents

During this State of Emergency, we strongly encourage all documents to be electronically recorded. In an effort to help with this transition our eRecording vendor, Simplifile, has agreed to waive all startup fees and annual costs throughout the State of Emergency. There will be no changes to how we handle documents that are eRecorded or mailed to our office.

For those who want to record documents in person, you must use the new drop box located just outside of our office. We will have a skeleton crew in the office to record documents 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.

Birth, Death and Marriage Certificates

All certified copies of birth, death and marriage certificates will be available for purchase online only. The Buncombe County Register of Deeds office will charge you only the regular cost of the certificate, $10. There will be no surcharge for our online service or for mailing you the certificate. To purchase a certificate go to

Marriage Licenses and Notary Oaths

Marriage Licenses and Notary Oaths Marriage licenses and notary oaths will be available daily by appointment only. Since these services must be in person because we have to verify each person’s identity and see them sign, we ask that you only come in at your scheduled time and only if you are not sick. We also promise that only healthy staff are allowed to serve you. Appointments can be made online here.

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
Processing a Delayed Marriage
Includes one (1) Certificate
Correction of Marriage License
Includes one (1) Certificate

Notary Qualification and 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 as one, each $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
UCC Search (written request) $38.00
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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