Register of Deeds

Office hours:
8:30AM to 5:00PM Monday thru Friday
Located at 20 East Morgan Street
Phone 828-884-3162

Register of Deeds: Cindy M. Ownbey

Register of Deeds Office
20 East Morgan Street, Suite 2
Brevard, NC 28712

Pay Online - Real Estate and Vital Records Copies

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If paying for Vital Records online: Please send an email to  with your name at birth, birth date, parents names, your mailing address, a phone number we can reach you at if there is a question, and how many certified copies you are requesting. This will allow us to process your request more quickly and return the copies to you the next business day.

Deeds and Real Estate

Deeds and Real Estate Documents are available free online.
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Legal Documents: Births and Deaths

  • Certified Copy: $10.00
  • Document can be obtained at the Transylvania County Register of Deed's Office

Legal Documents: Marriage (Requirements Below)

  • License: $60.00
  • Certified Copy: $10.00
  • Document can be obtained at the Transylvania County Register of Deed's Office

Recording Fees:

  • Deeds and other documents 1 through 15 pages: $26
  • Deeds of Trust 1 through 15 pages: $56
  • Each additional page (s) above page 15: $4 per page (Deeds, Deeds of Trust & other documents)
  • Additional (multi-instrument): $10.00
  • Non-Standard Document: $25.00 + recording fee
  • Satisfaction/Cancellation: $0
  • Plats/Maps: $21.00 (Mylar - 18 x 24)

Requirements for Obtaining a Marriage License

Marriage Licenses are issued between the hours of 8:30 AM and 4:00 PM, Monday through Friday. Allow at least 20 to 30 minutes to process.

You may obtain a marriage license in any county in the state and get married in any county, but the license MUST be returned to the county of issuance.

Both bride and groom should be present and provide the identification listed below:

  • Valid picture ID*
  • Social Security card - If an individual has not been assigned a social security number, an affidavit must be completed.
  • Divorced applicants must present a copy of their final divorce decree.
  • Applicants 18 to 25 years of age must provide a certified copy of their birth certificates.
  • Applicants 16 or 17 years of age must present certified copy of their birth certificate AND custodial parent be present with written parental consent.

Fee for license is $60.00. Cash, Money order, Check, Debit  and Credit cards are accepted.

License is valid immediately upon issuance and valid for 60 days.

*Acceptable forms of picture ID:
  Driver's License
  State Issued ID card
  Military ID