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.
Paper Request Form: Click here for the Request for a Certified Birth or Death Certificate Form.
Online Request Form: Click here to submit an online Request for a Certified Birth or Death Certificate.
The only persons by law that may request a certified copy of a vital record are:
- 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