NC Vital Records: Contact Us

Walk-in service is temporarily suspended due to COVID-19. Beginning Feb. 1, 2022, walk-in (in-person) service will resume (by appointment only). Scheduling details are provided below.

Hours

Monday - Friday: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM, except for state holidays.

Online Contact

Contact us at NC Vital Records Inquiry. Please allow 7-10 business day response time for certificate order status inquiries. Please allow 3-5 business day response time for all other inquiry types.

Phone and Fax

  • General Inquiries: 919-733-3000
  • Certificate Inquiries: 919-792-5981
  • Amendment Inquiries: 919-792-5986
  • Adoption Inquiries: 919-792-5987
  • Fax: (919) 733-1511

Please note that we are experiencing higher than normal call volumes. You may experience longer than normal wait times or be given an option to leave a voicemail.

Schedule a Walk-In Appointment (beginning 02/01/22)

Make an appointment for expedited certificate purchase walk-in services (beginning 2/01/22) or call 919-792-5982.

  • Note: At this time, NCOVR is not accepting appointments for amendments or delayed registration of birth.

Mailing Address

North Carolina Vital Records
1903 Mail Service Center
Raleigh, NC 27699-1900

Location/Physical Address

Cooper Memorial Health Building
225 N. McDowell St.
Raleigh, NC 27603-1382

 Parking and Directions to the Cooper Building

Walk-in service is temporarily suspended due to COVID-19.

Parking

One handicap space is available on McDowell Street in front of the Cooper Building (area in red on the map below). Public parking is available in Visitors' Lots (see areas in pink on the map below); the closest to the Cooper Building is Visitors' Lot #2. The parking fee is $2 per hour, payable on exit. The entrance to the Cooper Building faces McDowell Street (east; the top of the map is north).

Raleigh downtown government parking map

Directions

FROM West/Northwest I-40 and US 70

I-40: Take exit 289 onto Wade Avenue. As Wade Avenue ends, exit right onto Capital Boulevard South towards downtown. (Capital Boulevard becomes Dawson Street.) Merge into the left lane and go to the second light (Dawson and Jones Streets). Turn left on Jones Street. Go one block and turn left on McDowell Street.

US 70: US 70 becomes Glenwood Avenue. Stay on Glenwood to Wade Avenue. Cross the overpass and exit on Wade Avenue East. As Wade Avenue ends, exit right onto Capital Boulevard South towards downtown. (Capital Boulevard becomes Dawson Street.) Go to the second light (Dawson and Jones Streets) and turn left on Jones Street. Go one block and turn left on McDowell Street.

FROM Northeast US 64 US 1 and US 401

US 64: Continue on New Bern Avenue (inbound New Bern Avenue becomes Edenton Street) to the intersection of Edenton and McDowell Streets. Turn right on McDowell Street. Go two blocks.

US 1 and US 401: Continue on Capital Boulevard to Lane Street, but merge into the left lane as you get closer to downtown. (Capital Boulevard becomes Dawson Street.) Go to the second light (Dawson and Jones Streets) and turn left on Jones Street. Go one block and turn left on McDowell Street.

FROM East/ Southeast I-40 and US 70

US 70: US 70 merges into US 401. Continue north. US 401 connects with South Saunders Street and later becomes McDowell Street. Get in the left lane and continue on McDowell Street.

I-40: Exit I-440 West. Proceed to the South Saunders Street exit and exit right. Travel north on South Saunders Street, which becomes McDowell Street. Get in the left lane and continue on McDowell Street.

FROM South/ Southwest US 1 and US 64/US 401

US 1 and US 64: Exit onto I-440 East and proceed to South Saunders Street. Exit at South Saunders Street and go north on South Saunders Street, which later becomes McDowell Street. Get in the left lane and continue on McDowell Street.

US 401: Proceed north onto South Saunders Street, which becomes McDowell Street. Get in the left lane and continue on McDowell Street.

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Last Modified: January 19, 2022