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Buncombe County Register of Deeds Room 110
205 College St, Asheville, North Carolina 28801
8:00 to 5:00 M-F
Phone: (828) 250-4302

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Buncombe County North Carolina Register of Deeds

Buncombe County Recorder Information

The register of deeds is responsible for recording and maintaining records related to real property in Buncombe County.

Recording Fees

To record a real estate document, the fee is $26 for the first 15 pages. Each additional page is $4.

For deeds of trust and mortgages, the fee is $64 for up to 35 pages. Each additional page is $4.

A non-standard document is $25, plus regular recording fees.

Multiple instruments presented as one are $10 each to record.

An instrument with excessive recording data, i.e., more than 20 names will cost an additional $2 per name above 20.
Document Formatting Requirements
• Documents must be typed or printed in black ink with a minimum font size of 9 point on white paper sized 8.5x11 inches or 8.5x14 inches. Blanks in an instrument may be completed in pen; corrections may also be made in pen.

• Printing should be single-sided only.

• On the top of the first page, there should be a blank margin of 3 inches. The remaining margins on the first page should be a minimum of ¼ of an inch. Subsequent pages should have a minimum margin of ¼ of an inch for all sides.

• The type of instrument shall be stated on the first page, below the 3 inch top margin.

• The name of the person who prepared the deed or deed of trust must be listed on the face of the document.

• Documents must list a return address on the first page.

• The address of the grantee must be given on the face of the deed for tax purposes.

• The original signature of each grantor named in the document is required.

• Documents must have proper notary acknowledgment.

• If the instrument is evidencing a conveyance of real property it must reflect the amount of excise tax to be paid by the grantor at a rate of $2 per $1,000. This does not apply if the transfer is by operation of law, by lease for a term of years, by or pursuant to the provision of a will, by intestacy, by gift, by merger or consolidation, by instruments securing indebtedness (such as a deed of trust or mortgage), or where no consideration in property or money is due or paid by the transferee to the transferor.
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