Lookup Public Records in Buncombe CountyNorth Carolina. Including Vital Birth and Death Records, Deeds, Probate, Property Records, Mortgages, Liens, Judgments, Marriage Licenses, Voter Registrar, Payroll, Military Discharges.

Buncombe County, North Carolina Overview

Buncombe County is located in the western region of North Carolina. The county seat is Asheville. Buncombe County was created from parts of Rutherford County and Burke County in 1791. It was named in honor of an American Revolutionary War colonel who was captured during the Battle of Germantown, Edward Buncombe. The total area of the county is 660 square miles. Based on the 2010 census, there are 238,318 people living in this area. The county is bordered by Madison County in the north, by Yancey County in the northeast, by McDowell County in the east, by Rutherford County in the southeast, by Henderson County in the south, and by Haywood County in the west. The zip codes are 28701, 28704, 28709, 28711, 28715, 28728, 28730, 28748, 28757, 28770, 28776, 28778, 28787, 28801, 28802, 28803, 28804, 28805, 28806, 28810, 28813, 28814, 28815, and 28816.

Buncombe County Officials Information

The Register of Deeds is tasked with the safekeeping of certain public records for Buncombe County such as birth, death, and marriage records. The office also issues marriage licenses, registers military discharges, and administers oaths. The office’s hours of operation are 8:00 am until 5:00 pm Monday through Friday, except for county observed holidays.
Register of Deeds Office:
Address: 205 College St., Asheville, NC 28801
Phone: (828) 250-4303
Fax: (828) 250-4339

All documents recorded in the Register of Deeds office are a matter of public record and can be viewed by anyone. The public is also allowed to obtain copies of certain records. Requests can be made in person, online, or through the mail. Some of the records that can be requested include unit ownership, marriage certificates, plats, deeds of trust and mortgages, financing statements, certificate of satisfaction, and UCC records. The office also allows persons wishing to perform genealogical research access all of the digital records located on the third floor in the Public Records Search Room.

Buncombe Court Records Information

One of the responsibilities of the Clerk of Superior Court for Buncombe County is to serve as record keeper. He files, processes, indexes, and maintains documents filed in court each year. Access to court records are requested through this office. Copies of court records cost $2 for the first page and $0.25 for each additional page. Certified copies cost $3 while exemplified copies are $10.

Buncombe, NC Genealogy and Ancestry Records
Source: U.S. Census Bureau, USA Counties Data File Downloads
Total Ancestries Reported 2005-2009247,175
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - United States or American - 2005-200929,993
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Arab - 2005-2009416
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - British - 2005-20091,904
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Czech - 2005-2009787
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Danish - 2005-2009911
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Dutch - 2005-20095,053
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - English - 2005-200931,690
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - European - 2005-20093,065
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - French (except Basque) - 2005-20096,164
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - French Canadian - 2005-20091,149
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - German - 2005-200933,725
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Greek - 2005-2009853
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Hungarian - 2005-2009789
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Irish - 2005-200928,311
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Italian - 2005-20097,141
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Lithuanian - 2005-2009163
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Norwegian - 2005-20091,993
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Polish - 2005-20094,407
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Portuguese - 2005-2009531
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Russian - 2005-20091,598
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Scotch-Irish - 2005-200915,575
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Scottish - 2005-20099,801
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Slovak - 2005-2009101
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Subsaharan African - 2005-2009878
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Swedish - 2005-20091,707
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Swiss - 2005-2009845
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Ukrainian - 2005-20091,556
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Welsh - 2005-20092,352
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - West Indian (excluding Hispanic groups) - 2005-2009312
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Other Groups - 2005-200949,010
Buncombe County Marriage License Office
In order to obtain a marriage license in Buncombe County, the applicants must apply together, in person, at the County Clerk’s office. Both parties must present their state-issued picture ID, military ID, or passport, and know their social security number
State Law:Marriage … Powers and Liabilities of Married Persons – Ch. 52 & 52A and Uniform Premarital Agreement Act – Ch. 52B
All State Statutes: Information is online at the State Website
Office:Buncombe County Marriage License
Location:60 Court Plaza, Asheville, North Carolina, 28801
Phone:828-250-4300

Buncombe County Register of Deeds Office
County Government Office

Address: 205 College St, Asheville, NC 28801, United States
Phone: 828-250-4303

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