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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.

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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