Register of Deeds



Website to View Documents:
Marriage License by appointment only -  Click here to complete the Marriage License form. Contact the Register of Deeds to schedule your appointment click here to email us 828-894-8450. Bring the completed form with you to your appointment.

Assumed Business Names (ABN) that were filed before December 1, 2017, will expire on December 1, 2022.
You must refile your ABN at your local Register of Deeds office to remain active on the Statewide Registry. 
To update your ABN information, click here to complete the form and then return it to the Register of Deeds Office before December 1, 2022.
Contact the Register of Deeds with questions, or by email.

Property Check Feature click here to sign up.

Sheila Whitmire, Register of Deeds
Click here to email the Register of Deeds.

You can now purchase vital records online by clicking here.

Please note....only vital records recorded in Polk County can be purchased online.


Record public documents including deeds, power of attorney, cancellations of deeds of trust, and plats. Maintains vital statistics including marriage, birth and death records. Issues marriage licenses, certificate of assumed name for businesses. Coordinates with tax department, health department, inspections and court.

Contact Information

Parcel information is updated every one to two months. If you have sold or purchased property within the past 2 months and
the correct ownership info is not being displayed on our GIS site,  please contact the tax office at (828) 894-8954

Register of Deeds              

40 Courthouse St                            
PO Box 308  
Columbus, NC 28722            
8:30-5:00 Mon-Fri            
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