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Marriage License by appointment only - Call to schedule 828-894-8450.

Assumed Business Names that were filed before December 1, 2017 will expire on December 1, 2022. You must refile you ABN at your local Register of Deeds office to remain active on the Statewide Registry.

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Sheila Whitmire Register of Deeds  (828) 894-8450   

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            
(828) 894-8450