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

McDowell County, North Carolina Overview

McDowell County can be found in the western region of North Carolina. The county seat is Marion. McDowell County was founded in 1842 from portions of Burke and Rutherford Counties. It was named in honor of a Revolutionary War leader, Joseph McDowell. The total area of the county is 446 square miles. The population is 44,996 based on the 2010 census. The county is bordered in the north by Mitchell and Avery County, in the east by Burke County, in the south by Rutherford County, in the west by Buncombe County, and in the northwest by Yancey County. The zip codes are 28734, 28741, 28744, 28763, 28775, and 28781.

McDowell County Officials Information

In McDowell County, the official custodian and manager of a large number of the county’s public records is the Register of Deeds. These records include real estate documents such as deeds, deeds of trust, and maps and plats. Vital records such as births, deaths, and marriages are also kept in the office. The Register of Deeds also provides other services such as issuing notary oaths, maintaining notary commissions, recording miscellaneous documents, and filing military discharges.
Register of Deeds Office:
Address: McDowell County Courthouse, 21 S. Main Street, Suite A, Marion, NC 28752
Phone: 828-652-4727
Individuals can go online to search the public records kept by the Register of Deeds office. They can also request for copies of birth, death, and marriage certificates. Each certified copy has a corresponding fee of $10 plus a $1 processing fee. You will also be required to provide a form of identification such as a passport or valid driver’s license.

McDowell Court Records Information

Access to court records in McDowell County is provided through the public access terminals located inside the Clerk of Court’s Office. If you wish to request for copies of court documents, you can call 828-655-4100.

McDowell, NC Genealogy and Ancestry Records
Source: U.S. Census Bureau, USA Counties Data File Downloads
Total Ancestries Reported 2005-200946,662
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - United States or American - 2005-200911,917
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Arab - 2005-200945
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - British - 2005-200996
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Czech - 2005-200911
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Danish - 2005-200926
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Dutch - 2005-20091,155
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - English - 2005-20094,219
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - European - 2005-2009413
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - French (except Basque) - 2005-2009673
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - French Canadian - 2005-200923
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - German - 2005-20095,980
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Greek - 2005-20090
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Hungarian - 2005-200923
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Irish - 2005-20096,541
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Italian - 2005-2009813
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Lithuanian - 2005-20090
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Norwegian - 2005-2009228
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Polish - 2005-2009237
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Portuguese - 2005-20090
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Russian - 2005-200960
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Scotch-Irish - 2005-20092,690
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Scottish - 2005-20091,559
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Slovak - 2005-200917
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Subsaharan African - 2005-20090
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Swedish - 2005-2009132
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Swiss - 2005-200946
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Ukrainian - 2005-200934
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Welsh - 2005-2009112
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - West Indian (excluding Hispanic groups) - 2005-20095
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Other Groups - 2005-20099,232
McDowell County Marriage License Office
In order to obtain a marriage license in McDowell 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:McDowell County Marriage License
Location:Mcdowell County Courthouse, 21 S. Main Street, Marion, North Carolina, 28752
Phone:828-652-4727

Mc Dowell County Register Of Deeds Office
County Government Office

Address: 49 S Main St, Marion, NC 28752, United States
Phone: 828-652-4727

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