Pay Online - Vital Records

If you would like to order a Certified Copy of a Vital Record, go to and the site will guide you through the process.

Requirements to complete the process are:   

  • Must be able to upload a photo ID
  • Be the individual or an immediate family member (spouse, mother, father, brother, sister or grandparent)
  • Pay online with a credit card

The cost is $10.00 per certified copy with a $1.00 processing fee per certified copy

 If you have any questions, please contact our office at (828) 884-3162

Deeds and Real Estate

Deeds and Real Estate Documents are available free online. Click on the following link to connect

Legal Documents: Births and Deaths

  • Certified Copy: $10.00
  • Document can be obtained at the Transylvania County Register of Deed's Office

Legal Documents: Marriage (Requirements Below)

  • License: $60.00
  • Certified Copy: $10.00
  • Document can be obtained at the Transylvania County Register of Deed's Office

Recording Fees:

  • Deeds and other documents 1 through 15 pages: $26
  • Deeds of Trust 1 through 35 pages: $64
  • Each additional page: $4 per page (Deeds, Deeds of Trust & other documents)
  • Additional (multi-instrument): $10.00
  • Non-Standard Document: $25.00 + recording fee
  • Satisfaction/Cancellation: $0
  • Plats/Maps: $21.00 (Mylar - 18 x 24)

Requirements for Obtaining a Marriage License

Marriage Licenses are issued between the hours of 8:30 AM and 4:00 PM, Monday through Friday. Allow at least 20 to 30 minutes to process.

You may obtain a marriage license in any county in the state and get married in any county, but the license MUST be returned to the county of issuance.

Both applicants should be present and provide the identification listed below:

  • Valid picture ID*
  • Social Security card - If an individual has not been assigned a social security number, an affidavit must be completed.
  • Divorced applicants must present a copy of their final divorce decree.
  • Applicants 18 to 21 years of age must provide a certified copy of their birth certificates.
  • Applicants 16 or 17 years of age must present certified copy of their birth certificate AND custodial parent be present with written parental consent.

Fee for license is $60.00. Cash, Money order, Check, Debit  and Credit cards are accepted.

License is valid immediately upon issuance and valid for 60 days.
Please Note: License MUST be obtained prior to a Ceremony.

Acceptable forms of picture ID:

  • Driver's License
  • State Issued ID card
  • Passport
  • Military ID