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Posted by Transylvania County on May 7, 2018

The Transylvania County Register of Deeds office will be initiating a new program in Transylvania County on May 18, 2018 to thank Transylvania County’s military veterans for their service to our country. The Thank-A-Vet program partners the Register of Deeds office with area businesses to provide discounts to veterans who have recorded their DD-214 Discharge Papers on file at the Register of Deeds office. Recording DD-214 Discharge Papers at the Transylvania County Register of Deeds office is a free service for veterans.

The Register of Deeds office has many responsibilities for recording official documents and one of these is to record and preserve a veteran’s DD-214 Discharge Papers. “These documents are important for veterans to be able to access in order to receive benefits, both now and in the future. If the documents are on record with the Register of Deeds office, then they can always be located when needed, and a free certified copy can be issued to the veteran,” stated Cindy M. Ownbey, Transylvania County Register of Deeds.

Transylvania County’s Thank-A-Vet program serves to encourage veterans to use this free document recording service to record their DD-214’s by offering a discount program in partner with local area businesses. Once the documents are recorded, the veteran will be issued a special photo ID from the Register of Deeds office indicating they are participating in this program. Veterans can then take the ID to the participating businesses for a discount or incentive.

The Thank-A-Vet program officially kicks-off on May 18, 2018 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the office of the Transylvania County Register of Deeds at 20 East Morgan Street, Suite 2, Brevard. All veterans are invited to come to the Transylvania County Register of Deeds office on and after that date to record their DD-214 and receive a photo ID discount card. If the DD-214 has already been recorded, the veteran need only bring a photo ID in order to receive the card.

Transylvania County’s Thank-A-Vet program is always looking to expand to offer new discounts and incentives for veterans participating in the program. Area business owners who would like to be a partner in this worthwhile endeavor to encourage our veterans to preserve and protect their important discharge documents and to thank our veterans for their service should contact the Transylvania County Register of Deeds office at (828) 884-3162 or email Cindy.Ownbey@tconc.org or Beth.Landreth@tconc.org. All businesses participating in the Thank-A-Vet program will be listed on the Transylvania County Register of Deeds website and will receive a window card to display.

For more information, or to complete the online participation form, visit the Transylvania County Register of Deeds website at www.transylvaniadeeds.com and select the Veterans tab.
Register of Deeds Staff Members:
Cindy M. Ownbey
Beth Landreth, Assistant
20 East Morgan Street D’Ree Powell, Deputy
Brevard, NC 28712 Karin Smith, Deputy
Cindy.ownbey@transylvaniacounty.org Christina Harris, Deputy
(828) 884-3162 - phone (828) 877-3118 - fax