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Dare County has declared a State of Emergency due to the unprecedented public health threat posed by COVID-19 and determined that restrictions and prohibitions are necessary to protect public health and safety and are also in keeping with the President's Coronavirus Guidelines for America. Visitors and non-resident property owners are prohibited from entering Dare County. View details at darenc.com/entry.   Click here for the latest information on COVID-19. 

Vital Records

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Birth Certificates

Contact the Register of Deeds office if you are seeking a certified copy of a birth certificate for a birth occurring in Dare County. 

Death Certificates

Contact the Register of Deeds office if you are seeking a certified copy of a death certificate for a death occurring in Dare County. 

Marriage Licenses

All of North Carolina's 100 Register of Deeds offices may issue marriage licenses to be used anywhere in the state. The license can be used immediately upon issuance and is good for 60 days. The original license must be returned to the county where it was issued.