Welcome To Swain County

Register of Deeds

The Register of Deeds Maintains Real Property Records And Vital Records for the County

As the custodian and manager of public records, we provide the following services:

• Record Deeds, Contracts, Leases, Mortgages, Deeds of Trust, Assumed Names, Maps and Plats, Marriage Settlements, Power of Attorney, Bankruptcy Order, Inheritance Tax Waiver Judgments, UCCs, Articles of Incorporations, Corporate Mergers, Cancellations of Deeds of Trust, Military Discharge and other miscellaneous recordings.

• Record and issue certified copies of Birth Certificates, Death Certificates, Delayed Birth Certificates and Marriage Certificates. • Issue Marriage Licenses.

• Collect money for Revenue Stamps placed on Deeds that are being recorded.

Click here to visit the Land Records Online Database

Search Land Records Online - The land record data can be accessed in two different ways. Full System allows access to land record indexing information by searching on the following fields: grantor and/or grantee name, instrument number, or book and page. Imaging System Only allows retrieval of deed book images by entering the appropriate book and page numbers.


Register of Deeds
Courthouse Building
101 Mitchell Street
Bryson City, NC 28713

Mailing Address:
PO Box 1183
Bryson City, NC 28713

Diana Williamson Kirkland
Register of Deeds
Phone 828-488-9273, ext. 2205

Office Hours:
8:30 am – 5:00 pm
Monday - Friday
Marriage Licenses issued
8:30 am - 4:30 pm