General Information

The Register of Deeds office provides a standardized, permanent record of real estate ownership and transfers in Jackson County. Our office records deeds, deeds of trust, cancellations, plats, assumed names, powers of attorney and other miscellaneous documents related to real estate. Our office also records and issues birth certificates, death certificates, marriage certificates, marriage licenses, military discharges, and maintains the records of notary public commissions.

Charges will apply when ordering vital records. Please note the information below:

        • Requests will be managed on a first-come, first-served basis
        • Records are available back to 1913
        • Requests for information can be completed online and will be processed on normal business days during normal business hours (Monday-Friday 8:00 AM-5:00 PM).
        • For requests submitted after 4 pm, the earliest that a request can be processed and sent is the next business day.

 

Please note: If you choose to pick up your records in person, rather than have them sent via mail, you will be required to present a valid state issued identification proving you are 18 years or older. In addition, you may elect to have your record(s) order picked up by the following persons:

        • Spouse
        • Brother/Sister
        • Child/Step-Child/Grandchild
        • Parent/Step-parent
        • Grandparent
        • Authorized agent, attorney or Legal Representative (Proof Required at time of pickup)

If you are requesting documents to be delivered by MAIL, you will be asked some security questions AFTER THE PAYMENT SECTION HAS BEEN COMPLETED.  You MUST complete this section.

Click the appropriate link button to request information.

All requests will be checked for accuracy. Any inaccurate information may result in your record not being processed. All communication with regard to your order, payment, our progress, and the records delivery will be sent via email.

 

Please Note: Not answering the Identity Verification questions at the end of the application process could result in a denial of your request, as we will not be able to determine your identity.

 

The Register of Deeds office acts as a recording office only. North Carolina General Statutes specifically prohibit the Register of Deeds or the staff from practicing law. We are unable to supply legal forms, provide instructions on drafting or completing forms, or answer questions regarding the legal consequences of instruments filed. We advise you to consult an attorney if you have any legal questions.

Back to Jackson RoD Website

The Following Vital Records May Be Requested Online:

Certified Birth Certificate $10.00 ea
Uncertified Birth Certificate $1.00 ea
Delayed Birth Certificate Application (In-Office Only) $10.00 ea
Certified Marriage Certificate $10.00 ea
Uncertified Marriage Certificate $1.00 ea
Marriage License (In-Office Only) $60.00 ea
Marriage License Corrections (In-Office Only) $10.00 ea
Certified Death Certificate $10.00 ea
Uncertified Death Certificate $1.00 ea
Notary (In-Office Only) $10.00 ea

 

The Jackson County Register of Deeds Office offers this online service as a convenience to the community. In addition to the certificate fee, the system will charge a per transaction fee for the convenience of applying and paying for your certificates online. The convenience fee is not collected by the Register of Deeds. This fee is paid to the company that provides this order, payment and processing system to the public.


Information Related to NC General Statutes 130A-93 and 130A-26A:

NC General Statute 130A-26A It is a felony violation to fraudulently request a certified copy of a vital record or obtain, possess, sell, furnish, use, or attempt to use for any purpose of deception a North Carolina Vital Record.
NC General Statute 130A-93 This statute specifies who is entitled to obtain a certified copy of a North Carolina Vital Record. Those entitled to obtain a North Carolina Vital Record are as follows: yourself, spouse, brother / sister, child / step-child, parent / step-parent, grandparent, grandchild, authorized agent, attorney or other legal representative (proof required).

 


For More Information, Contact:

Jackson County Register of Deeds
401 Grindstaff Cove Road
Sylva, NC 28779

Phone: 828-586-7530
Email: deeds@jacksonnc.org

 

For Technical Support, Contact:

Permitium Software
Email: help@permitium.com

Phone: (855) 642-2453 

 


Business Hours
Monday - Friday
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM