Real Estate

All filed real estate documents are of public record and available

for viewing in our office or the recording of new documents

between 8:00am and 5:00pm, Monday – Friday, excepts holidays.

Important Information about Recording Real Estate Documents: For those who have online access, electronic recording, or eRecording, of all real estate documents is strongly encouraged. Information about eRecording can be found on the Catawba County website at There will be no difference in how documents that are eRecorded or mailed are handled. Some eRecording vendors have agreed to waive all startup fees and annual costs during this time. Please check online to contact vendors or call (828) 465-1573 for more information. Title searchers are also encouraged to use the county website as much as possible.

Our real estate records date back to 1841 when our county was established to our current date and time of recording; these indexes and images are available online with us continuing to preserve and fill in the gaps as time allows.

All documents recorded in Catawba County Register of Deeds office are scanned within two days of recording.

  • Each Deed is required to have the current mailing address of the Grantee before it can be recorded.
  • Each map or real estate instrument is required to have the name and address of the person to whom it is begin returned to.
  • Each document(s) being requested to go in the outgoing mail is required to have a self-addressed stamped envelope being of the correct size for the document(s) to be returned.