In response to COVID-19, Vital Records death certificate processing is drop off only. Death certificates that are dropped off before 12:00pm will be processed and sent to Register of Deed’s office after a 24-hour hold. We are currently processing Affidavits of Parentage & Home birth.
North Carolina General Statutes 130-A require that the local public health authority administer the Vital Records Program under the direction of the health director. The goal of this program is to assure vital records are filed as required by state statutes and are submitted to the North Carolina State Division of Vital Records within the required time period.
The health director appoints deputy registrars to process vital records. The purpose of vital registration is to administer and enforce the General Statutes of North Carolina for Vital Statistics and related laws. The deputy registrar is responsible for the completion, maintenance, and transmittal of the following:
Birth Certificate / Affidavit of Parentage
Burial Transit Permits
Disinterment / Reinterment Permits
Monthly Vital Statistics Reports
Notification of Death and Certificates
State Queries - Birth / Death Certificate
Supplemental Cause of Death
Report of Fetal Death
Additional Registration Information
It is the responsibility of the hospital to file birth certificates and funeral directors to file death certificates with local deputy registrars.
Do you need a copy of a birth or death certificate?