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

Rutherford County, North Carolina Overview

Rutherford County can be located in the southwestern region of North Carolina. Rutherfordton is the county seat. A portion of Tryon County was used to create the Rutherford County in 1779. It was named in honor of an American Revolutionary War general, Griffith Rutherford. The total area of the county is 566 square miles with a population of 67,810 according to the 2010 census. The adjacent counties are McDowell County in the north, Burke County in the northeast, Cleveland County in the east, Cherokee and Spartanburg Counties (SC) in the south, Polk County in the southwest, Henderson County in the west, and Buncombe County in the northwest. The zip codes are 28018, 28019, 28024, 28040, 28043, 28074, 28076, 28114, 28139, 28160, 28167, 28720, and 28746.

Rutherford County Officials Information

The Register of Deeds is responsible for recording all births, deaths, and marriages in Rutherford County as well as all documents related to real estate such as deeds and deeds of trust. In addition, the office also records corporations, assumed names, military discharges, financing statements, and other miscellaneous records that are not court related.

Register of Deeds Office:

Address: 229 N. Main St., Rutherfordton, NC 28139
Phone: 828-287-6155 or 828-287-6195
The Register of Deeds also issues marriage licenses, administers notary oaths, and provides the public with copies of the records kept in the office upon request. Requests can be made in person or via mail. Certified copies of vital records such as birth certificates cost $10 per copy. Copies of deeds cost $0.25 per page.

Rutherford Court Records Information

The Clerk of Court is responsible for the safekeeping of all court records of the District and Superior Courts. If you wish to search or view court documents in Rutherford County, you can use the public access terminals located inside the Clerk’s office. Copies can be requested at the office as well. You can learn more about submitting a copy request by calling 828-288-6100.

Rutherford, NC Genealogy and Ancestry Records
Source: U.S. Census Bureau, USA Counties Data File Downloads
Total Ancestries Reported 2005-200961,363
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - United States or American - 2005-200914,850
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Arab - 2005-200957
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - British - 2005-2009108
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Czech - 2005-2009139
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Danish - 2005-200911
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Dutch - 2005-2009881
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - English - 2005-20095,947
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - European - 2005-2009347
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - French (except Basque) - 2005-20091,119
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - French Canadian - 2005-2009153
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - German - 2005-20096,679
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Greek - 2005-200919
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Hungarian - 2005-200958
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Irish - 2005-20097,770
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Italian - 2005-2009904
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Lithuanian - 2005-200946
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Norwegian - 2005-2009247
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Polish - 2005-2009536
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Portuguese - 2005-200958
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Russian - 2005-2009130
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Scotch-Irish - 2005-20092,930
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Scottish - 2005-20091,696
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Slovak - 2005-200920
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Subsaharan African - 2005-2009106
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Swedish - 2005-2009258
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Swiss - 2005-200957
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Ukrainian - 2005-2009100
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Welsh - 2005-2009290
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - West Indian (excluding Hispanic groups) - 2005-200910
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Other Groups - 2005-200914,889
Rutherford County Marriage License Office
In order to obtain a marriage license in Rutherford 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:Rutherford County Marriage License
Location:229 North Main Street, Rutherfordton, North Carolina, 28139
Phone:N/A

Rutherford County Register of Deeds Office

Address: 229 N Main St, Rutherfordton, NC 28139, United States
Phone: 828-287-6155

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