Welcome to the Transylvania Register of Deeds site


The Register of Deeds is the custodian and manager of a large number of public records. The public records archived in our office include: Transylvania County real estate transactions, vital records (Transylvania County births and deaths) and marriage licenses issued in Transylvania County. We are also honored to serve our retired military by recording their form DD214 military discharges.

The care, maintenance and access to these public records are governed by law. It is the mission of the Transylvania County Register of Deeds to record, preserve and provide access to these real estate and vital records in an efficient manner according to the North Carolina General Statutes. The Transylvania County Register of Deeds staff is fully committed to providing courteous and professional service to our customers.

I am honored to serve as the Transylvania County Register of Deeds and want to thank you for the trust you place in me in this position. Feel free to contact our office with any questions or need you may have.

Cindy M. Ownbey

Transylvania County Registrar

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