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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.

Miscellaneous Maps

Real Estate - Plats

DOT Right of Way Plans

DOT Right of Way Plans are indexed by project number and road name. To search and view plans, enter the project number, if known, in the last/firm name field and search using the ”contains” option. Plans can also be searched by using street or highway names.

DOT Right-of-Way Plans

Recording requirements are governed by G. S. 136.19.4 and filed by the Department of Transportation (DOT).

Recording Fees:
$21.00 for the first page
$5.00 for each additional page.
Condominium Plans

Recording requirements are governed by G.S. 47C-2-109. These are plans of buildings rather than a land area, and will have been prepared by an architect or engineer, not a registered land surveyor.

  • Must be on reproducible material such as black ink on white paper, mylar or other archival material.
  • No larger than 21" x 30" or smaller than 8 ½ 2" by 11".
Recording Fees:
$21.00 per page
Other Maps
  • Annexation
  • Zoning
  • Utility Easements
  • Mountain Ridge Laws
  • Sewer Maps (not all are filed here)
  • Extraterritorial Jurisdiction
  • Cell Towers
Recording Fees:
$21.00 per page

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 Office

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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