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Welcome to the McDowell County Register of Deeds! Is is the mission of the McDowell County Register of Deeds to maintain the integrity, completeness, accuracy, and safekeeping of all public records. The Register of Deeds provides access to real estate and vital records in accordance with North Carolina General Statutes.

Here you will find links to assist you with all your searching and recording needs. We offer a wide-range of services including Searching Records, Electronic Recording Services, Assumed Names, Tax Certifcation and Recording Information.

In addition, you will find the Online Vital Records Request, Notary Information, Marriage License Information, and Military Discharge Record Filing Information. 

It is my vision to provide you with "peace of mind" that your records are accessible and ready when you need them most. 

Thank you,

Lydia Tilley Effler


 Lydia Tilley Effler, Registrar

Contact Information

Lydia Tilley Effler, Registrar

Phone: 828-652-4727



35 West Fort St.

Marion, NC 28752


Office Hours:

Monday - Friday 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Documents are recorded 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Marriage Licenses issued 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Please call the Register of Deeds office for additional information 828-652-4727


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