FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

What are your address and hours of operation?

The Transylvania County Register of Deeds is located at 20 E Morgan Street Suite 2, Brevard NC. Our hours of operation are 8:30 am until 5:00 pm Monday through Friday, except for county observed holidays.

Can anyone access information recorded in the Register of Deeds office?

Yes, all records filed in the Register of Deeds office are public records and available to anyone. The only records with restricted access are military discharges due to the sensitive nature of these documents.

Who can obtain a certified copy of a birth, death, or marriage certificate?

Since all documents filed in the Register of Deeds office are public record, anyone may view or obtain a copy of these records. However, only the individual, their immediate family member (mother, father, step parent, child, brother, sister, grandparent, grandchild), an authorized agent, or legal representative may obtain a certified copy of a vital record. These documents can be purchased in person,online, or through the mail. For more information, please visit our Vital Records tab or call the office at 828-884-3162.

Can I obtain information about my divorce in your office?

No, divorces are court related matters and are therefore kept by the Transylvania County Clerk of Court. Their phone number is 828-885-3000.

Can I record a Will or obtain information about Estates & Probate in your office?

No, these records are court related matters and are therefore kept by the Transylvania County Clerk of Court. Their phone number is 828-885-3000. 

Can your records be accessed online?

Public access via the internet to our Real Estate records can be found by using using our online lookup https://search.transylvaniadeeds.com/.

Access to these public records is also available in person at the Register of Deeds Office in our Record Room from 8:30a.m. until 5:00 p.m.

How quickly will my online certificate purchase get processed and mailed to me?

We process each request within 1 business day as long as all information is provided along with a valid ID and payment. 

Can I get a business license in your office?

The Register of Deeds office records Certificates of Assumed Name (DBAs) but not business licenses. If you have additional questions about starting a business in Transylvania County, we encourage you to visit Business Link North Carolina for more information.

                HOLIDAYS AND CLOSINGS

2019

New Year’s Day                    January 1, 2019 Tuesday

Martin Luther King’s Day      January 21, 2019 Monday

Good Friday                          April 19, 2019 Friday

Memorial Day                       May 27, 2019 Monday

Independence Day               July 4, 2019 Thursday

Labor Day                            September 2, 2019 Monday

Veteran’s Day                      November 11, 2019 Monday

Thanksgiving                       November 28 & 29, 2019 Thursday and Friday

*PLEASE NOTE* COUNTY CHRISTMAS PARTY IS FRIDAY, DECEMBER 20,2019 (Closing at 12:00PM )

Offices Closed for Christmas - December 24,25,26, 2019 


2020

New Year’s Day                    January 1, 2020 Wednesday

Martin Luther King’s Day      January 20, 2020 Monday

Good Friday                          April 10, 2020 Friday

Memorial Day                       May 25, 2020 Monday

Independence Day               July 3, 2020 Friday

Labor Day                            September 7, 2020 Monday

Veteran’s Day                      November 11, 2020 Wednesday

Thanksgiving                       November 26 & 27, 2020 Thursday and Friday

Christmas                            December 24, 25 & 28, 2020 Thursday, Friday, & Monday