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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.


Cancellations of mortgages and deeds of trust are recorded in the Buncombe County Register of Deeds office.

When a deed of trust or mortgage is paid in full, the bank or other party to whom the money was owed is responsible for recording the satisfaction and forwarding it to the borrowers within 30 days of payoff.

By North Carolina law, deeds of trust and mortgages can be satisfied on the record with a simple instrument prepared and signed by the trustee or secured creditor with proper acknowledgment. Borrowers' attorneys can prepare and record affidavits of satisfaction when secured creditors fail to provide satisfactions.

Recording fee: free of charge

Note: Requests for notice and cancellations of Deeds of Trust prior to February 3, 1997 were made by marginal entries only and not indexed.

Locate & Contact

Register of Deeds


Birth, Death & Marriage Records
P: (828) 250-4300
F: (828) 250-4333

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

Help Desk
P: (828) 250-4303

Línea Telefónica En Español
P: (828) 250-4307

Register of Deeds
205 College Street
Asheville, NC 28801

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