July 26, 2017

Real Estate Records

The Macon County Register of Deeds maintains all real estate records recorded in this office dating back to early 1800’s.  These documents are public record and range from real estate conveyances, deeds of trust, cancellations of deeds of trust, power of attorney’s, assumed names, separation agreements, road maintenance agreements, trusts and many more.

To search, view and print these records online, please click on “Search Deeds” from our home page. *For online searches, please note when searching by name, indexing does not start in this office until January 7, 1987.  All non-indexed images start May 18, 1917 in book A-4.

Access to these public records is also available at the Register of Deeds Office at 5 West Main St. in Courthouse room 230 (located on the 2nd floor) from 8:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m.

By North Carolina law, this office does not prepare nor change any documents, we are record keepers only. We are not able to assist you in the preparation of any documents. If you have legal questions about document preparation, we recommend that you contact an attorney.

Public Records Redaction Request

ATTN: The Public Records Redaction Request Form must be printed off and filled out then submitted to us by mail, fax or in person

Effective December 1, 2005 as per NCGS 132-1.10(f): Any person has the right to request that a register of deeds or clerk of court remove, from an image or copy of an official record placed on a register of deeds’ or court’s Internet Website available to the general public or an Internet Web site available to the general public used by a register of deeds or court to display public records by the register of deeds or clerk of court, the person’s social security, employer taxpayer identification, drivers license, state identification, passport, checking account, savings account, credit card, or debit card number, or personal identification (PIN) code or passwords contained in that official record.

Recording Hours

Documents may be recorded with Macon County Monday – Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Recording & Fees

Please see our Recording Standards for recording format, standards and procedure.

Please see our Schedule of Fees for a complete fee schedule.

Request Record By Mail

To purchase copies of real estate records by mail, please send payment (cash, check or money order) and the completed Real Estate Records Request Form to:

Register of Deeds

Real Estate Request

5 West Main St.

Franklin, NC 28734

Certified copies of documents cost $5.00 for the first page and $2.00 for each additional page. Non-certified copies cost $0.25 per page. A stamped, self-addressed envelope can help ensure faster return.

We accept cash, personal checks, or money orders payable to Register of Deeds.