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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 buncombecounty.org/birth.

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.

Notary Public

In North Carolina, the Department of the Secretary of State regulates and defines Notary Public policy.

Anyone who wishes to become a notary in North Carolina must attend a course of instruction at a Community College. (Attorneys are exempt from the requirement of attending a course of instructions). Information and registration for this class can be obtained from the Continuing Education Department of each community college. For schedules and availability of Notary Public courses offered by AB Tech Community College, please visit their website: abtech.com.

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. The Notary Oath fee is $10.00.

Application forms for reappointment or name change can be obtained from the Register of Deeds Office or through the Secretary of State Office. This service is available on the 1st Floor of our Vital Records department.

Secretary of State Notary Division
email: notary@sosnc.com
Phone: (919) 814-5400 ext. 2
Fax: (919) 807-2210

Fees & Payment Types

Fee

The Notary Oath of Office fee is $10.00.

Please Note: Register of Deeds staff are only able to notarize documents pertaining to the business of this office.

Payment Types

  • Credit/Debit
  • Personal Checks
  • Money Orders
  • Cash

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

Locate & Contact

Register of Deeds

Contact

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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