Birth & Death Certificates

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The following records are maintained by our office: Marriage, Birth, Death, and Delayed Births.

If you were born in Dare County and were adopted, you have to contact Vital Records in Raleigh 919.733.3000 or visit their web site at http://vitalrecords.nc.gov/vitalrecords. North Carolina law prohibits public inspection of adoption records, including original birth records. 

Click here for the Request for a Certified Birth Certificate Form

Click here for the Request for a Certified Death Certificate Form. 

The only persons by law that may request a certified copy of a vital record are:

  • Yourself
  • Your spouse
  • Your mother/father
  • Your brother/sister
  • Your child
  • A person seeking information for legal determination of personal or property rights (proof required)
  • An authorized agent, attorney, or legal representative of the person named on the vital record

NOTE: UNCERTIFIED COPIES ARE AVAILABLE TO THE PUBLIC

Certified copies are $10.00 each and uncertified copies are $.25 each.

If you have any other questions, please contact the Register of Deeds Office at 252.475.5970