General Information

In order to obtain a certified copy of a vital record, you may either come into our office or obtain a copy by mail. Fees for certified copies are $10.00 each and uncertified copies are $.25 each. Your request will be processed within three working days upon receipt.

 

BIRTH CERTIFICATE  

• Full Name on Certificate
• Date of Birth
• Mother's Full Maiden Name
• Father's Full Name
• Your Relationship to the Person whose Certificate is Requested
• Your Signature

INCLUDE A COPY OF YOUR ID THAT IS VALID - THIS INCLUDES ANY STATE ID OR DRIVERS LICENSE, PASSPORT, OR MILITARY ID. IF YOUR ID IS EXPIRED YOU CAN SEND THREE DIFFERENT DOCUMENTS/PAPERWORK THAT HAS YOUR NAME WRITTEN OR PRINTED ON IT. PLEASE SEND PROOF OF RELATIONSHIP IF THE CERTIFICATE IS FOR SOMEONE OTHER THAN YOURSELF OR YOUR CHILD.  PLEASE SEND A SELF ADDRESSED STAMPED ENVELOP FOR THE RETURN OF YOUR CERTIFICATE.  
DEATH CERTIFICATE  

• Full Name of Deceased
* Date of Birth
* Place of Birth
* Mother's Full Maiden Name
* Father's Full Name
• Date of Death
• Place of Death (City or County)
• Relationship to the Person whose Certificate is Requested
• Your Signature

NCLUDE A COPY OF YOUR ID THAT IS VALID - THIS INCLUDES ANY STATE ID OR DRIVERS LICENSE, PASSPORT, OR MILITARY ID. IF YOUR ID IS EXPIRED YOU CAN SEND THREE DIFFERENT DOCUMENTS/PAPERWORK THAT HAS YOUR NAME WRITTEN OR PRINTED ON IT. PLEASE SEND PROOF OF RELATIONSHIP IF THE CERTIFICATE IS FOR SOMEONE OTHER THAN YOURSELF OR YOUR CHILD.  PLEASE SEND A SELF ADDRESSED STAMPED ENVELOP FOR THE RETURN OF YOUR CERTIFICATE.

MARRIAGE CERTIFICATE  

• Full Name of Applicant
• Full Maiden Name of Applicant
• Date of Marriage
• Place Where License was Issued (City or County)
• Your Relationship to the Person whose Certificate is Requested
• Your Signature

NCLUDE A COPY OF YOUR ID THAT IS VALID - THIS INCLUDES ANY STATE ID OR DRIVERS LICENSE, PASSPORT, OR MILITARY ID. IF YOUR ID IS EXPIRED YOU CAN SEND THREE DIFFERENT DOCUMENTS/PAPERWORK THAT HAS YOUR NAME WRITTEN OR PRINTED ON IT. PLEASE SEND PROOF OF RELATIONSHIP IF THE CERTIFICATE IS FOR SOMEONE OTHER THAN YOURSELF OR YOUR CHILD.  PLEASE SEND A SELF ADDRESSED STAMPED ENVELOP FOR THE RETURN OF YOUR CERTIFICATE.

NOTE: YOUR REQUEST WILL NOT BE PROCESSED WITHOUT A SIGNATURE; THEREFORE, WE CANNOT ACCEPT REQUESTS BY E-MAIL.

 


Under North Carolina Law (G.S. 130A-26A), it is a felony violation to fraudulently request a certified copy of a vital record or obtain, possess, sell, furnish, use, or attempt to use for any purpose of deception a North Carolina birth certificate.
North Carolina General Statute 130A-93 specifies who is entitled to obtain a certified copy as follows:
• Yourself
• Current Spouse
• Brother/Sister
• Child
• Parent
• Grandchild/Grandparent
• Authorized agent, attorney, or legal representative

For more information, please contact our Vital Records Section at (910) 678-7795

North Carolina Vital Records

If a birth, death, or marriage occurred in North Carolina, but not Cumberland County you may contact the county in which it occurred or you may contact the state of North Carolina Vital Records Unit.  N.C. Vital Records registers all births, deaths, fetal deaths, marriages and divorces that occur within the state.  Their process involves a statewide system of vital events that have been registered.  You may request a certified or uncertified copy from Raleigh, however, their fees and time frame vary from the local Register of Deeds offices.  To contact North Carolina Vital Records, you may click here http://vitalrecords.dhhs.state.nc.us/vr/index.html

Foreign Country Vitals

In order for a United States citizen to obtain a copy of a record in a foreign country, please contact Dept of State, Passport Vital Records Section, 1150 Passport Service Place, 6th Floor, Dulles, VA  20189  (202) 485-8300.

 
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