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Notary Public

In North Carolina, the Department of the Secretary of State regulates and defines Notary Public policy. For information and forms, please visit the Secretary of State website:

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:

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.

Secretary of State Notary Division
Phone: (919) 807-2000
Fax: (919) 807-2210


The Notary Oath of Office fee is $10.00.

We accept Visa/MasterCard, cash, personal checks, or money orders payable to Register of Deeds.

Please note: Register of Deeds staff are only able to notarize documents pertaining to the business of this office.