North Carolina Vital Records

Welcome to the updated NC Vital Records website!

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NC Vital Records is part of the NCDHHS, Division of Public Health, and is located in Raleigh. In partnership with county registers of deeds offices, local health departments, and birthing facilities throughout the state, we are responsible for recording North Carolina vital events. This includes responsibility for:

  • legally registering all births, deaths, fetal deaths, marriages, and divorces which occur in North Carolina
  • coding vital events for statistical purposes
  • maintaining vital records
  • and providing certified or uncertified copies to individuals, researchers, and public health programs.

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

Mailing Address

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

Physical Address

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

Phone and Fax

Hours: Monday-Friday, 8:00 a.m - 5:00 p.m., except holidays
Main: (919) 733-3000
Fax: (919) 733-1511

Last Modified: June 19, 2021