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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 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.
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.
To purchase a birth certificate, marriage certificate, or death certificate in person, please bring your valid photo ID and payment to our office at 205 College St. Certified records can only be issued to immediate family (mother, father, step parent, child, brother, sister, grandparent, grandchild ) or an authorized agent.
Search, view, and print public records such as deeds, deeds of trust, powers of attorney, assumed names (DBA), and more.
Purchase a certified copy of a Buncombe County birth certificate, death certificate, or marriage certificate to be mailed.
Register of Deeds Office - Vital Records
P: (828) 250-4300
F: (828) 250-4333
Office Email Address
Register of Deeds
205 College Street
Asheville, NC 28801
Monday - Friday
8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
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