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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.

The Buncombe County Register of Deeds maintains all real estate records recorded in this office dating back as early as the 1700's. These documents are public record and range from real estate conveyances, deeds of trust, cancellations of deeds of trust, powers of attorney, assumed names, separation agreements, road maintenance agreements and more.

By North Carolina law, this office does not prepare or change any documents; we are record keepers only. We are able to provide forms for Satisfactions and Assumed Name, but we are not able to assist in the preparation of these or any other documents. If you have legal questions about documents, or require legal documents to be prepared, we recommend that you contact an attorney.

The Register of Deeds can record original documents which contain original signatures and proof of acknowledgment (notarization). By law all documents recorded in the Register of Deeds office are open for public inspection.

Access to these public records is also available at the Register of Deeds Office at 205 College St. in the Public Record Search Room from 8:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m.

Document Types

Register of Deeds provided services for Real Estate Records.

Recording Information

Real Estate Records

Request Record by Mail

Please send check or money order payable to Register of Deeds and the completed Real Estate Records Request Form to:

Register of Deeds
205 College Street
Asheville, NC 28801

Certified copies of documents cost $5.00 for the first page and $2.00 for each additional page. Non-certified copies cost $0.25 per page. A stamped, self-addressed envelope can help ensure faster return.

View General Fees


PAPER: 8 ½ X 11 inches OR 8 ½ X 14 inches
MINIMUM: A blank margin of three (3) inches at the top of the first page
MARGINS: A blank margin of at least one-half (½) inches on the remaining three sides of the first page and on all sides of all subsequent pages
  • Typed or printed in black ink on white paper in legible font
  • Font size of 9 point or larger
  • Text on only one (1) side of the paper
  • Color or Grayscale images are considered non-standard
  • State type of instrument at the top of the first page
  • Never use a highlighter over pertinent information
Non-standard: Any document not meeting the above standards may be recorded for a fee of $25.00 in addition to the regular recording fee.


Register of Deeds - Real Estate

Buncombe County Register of Deeds offers eRecording – an option for recording documents electronically via the internet. The eRecording service allows for submission, receiving and processing of documents in a more direct and timely manner. Companies may find that recording documents electronically can save time and resources.

Financial and legal companies, attorneys, surveyors etc. that would be interested in submitting electronically to Buncombe County Register of Deeds will need to contact one of our authorized eRecording providers for more information:

Property Check Application!

In an attempt to combat fraud, the Buncombe County Register of Deeds office has partnered with our county’s land records software provider to offer a free service to our residents. Property Check will allow residents to track property recordings in their name and receive notifications when there are changes. As you know, there is no foolproof method of preventing fraud, but our office has taken extra steps to help you monitor your records.

NOTE: You will only need to provide your name, your phone number and/or email address. PropertyCheck will take care of the rest.

Sign Up for Property Check!

Locate & Contact

Register of Deeds - Real Estate


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

Office Email Address

Register of Deeds
205 College Street
Asheville, NC 28801

Hours of Operation

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

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