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

Watauga County, North Carolina Overview

Watauga County is located in the northwest region of North Carolina. Its county seat is Boone. Formed in 1849, the county was named after the Watauga River. Watauga is a Native American word that has several translations including beautiful water, village of many springs, and whispering waters. The county’s total area is 312.56 square miles. Based on the 2010 census, the population is 51,079. The area is bordered in the northeast by Ashe County, in the east by Wilkes County, in the south by Caldwell County, in the west by Avery County, and in the northwest by Johnson County (TN). The zip codes are 28604, 28605, 28607, 28608, 28618, 28679, 28691, 28692, and 28698.

Watauga County Officials Information

The Register of Deeds is responsible for the safekeeping of permanent records for Watauga County. These include deeds, deeds of trust, cancellations, powers of attorney, plats, and other real estate related documents. The office is also responsible for maintaining the vital records for the county as well as issuing marriage licenses and recording military discharges.

Register of Deeds Office:

Address: Watauga County Courthouse, Room 119, 842 West King Street, Boone, NC 28607
Phone: 828-265-8052 (Land Records), 828-265-8034 (Vital Records)
Fax: 828-265-7632
Other services offered by this office include filing assumed names, public records redaction, and administering notary oaths. The forms available at this office include Requirements for Obtaining a Marriage License, Application for copy of Marriage License, Application for copy of Birth Certificate, Application for copy of Death Certificate, Affidavit of Ineligibility, and Public Record Redaction Request.

Watauga Court Records Information

The Clerk of Superior Court is the official custodian of all court-related documents for Watauga County. Public access terminals are located within the Clerk’s office to enable individuals to search and view court records that are not confidential or sealed. Copies may be provided upon request. To learn more about how to obtain copies of court records, you can call 828-268-6600.

Court Records Online:

Watauga, NC Genealogy and Ancestry Records
Source: U.S. Census Bureau, USA Counties Data File Downloads
Total Ancestries Reported 2005-200946,797
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - United States or American - 2005-20094,438
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Arab - 2005-200967
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - British - 2005-2009273
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Czech - 2005-2009216
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Danish - 2005-2009167
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Dutch - 2005-2009729
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - English - 2005-20097,345
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - European - 2005-2009484
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - French (except Basque) - 2005-20091,098
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - French Canadian - 2005-200962
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - German - 2005-200910,038
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Greek - 2005-2009256
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Hungarian - 2005-2009281
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Irish - 2005-20095,578
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Italian - 2005-20091,833
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Lithuanian - 2005-200951
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Norwegian - 2005-2009618
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Polish - 2005-2009721
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Portuguese - 2005-2009170
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Russian - 2005-2009251
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Scotch-Irish - 2005-20092,910
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Scottish - 2005-20092,663
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Slovak - 2005-200976
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Subsaharan African - 2005-20094
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Swedish - 2005-2009306
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Swiss - 2005-2009117
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Ukrainian - 2005-200946
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Welsh - 2005-2009379
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - West Indian (excluding Hispanic groups) - 2005-200931
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Other Groups - 2005-20094,779
Watauga County Marriage License Office
In order to obtain a marriage license in Watauga 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:Watauga County Marriage License
Location:842 West King Street, Courthouse-Room 119, Boone, North Carolina, 28607
Phone:828-265-8034

Watauga Register of Deeds Office
County Government Office

Address: 842 W King St # 9, Boone, NC 28607, United States
Phone: 828-265-8052

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