Birth and Death Certificates

Responsibility

The Register of Deeds office is the official steward of birth and death records for Orange County. The Orange County Register of deeds only has records for persons born or pronounced deceased in Orange County. 

****As of 30 March 2021 until further notice all walk up service for Vital Records transactions will be made in cash with exact change.****

Obtaining a Birth or Death Certificate Copy


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  1. Authorized People
  2. In Person
  3. Mail In Requests
  4. Letter of Request
  5. Vital Records Request
  6. Amendments & Special Cases

Authorized People

Certificates can be obtained in person at the Register of Deeds office or by mail. In accordance with N.C.G.S. 130A-93, the people who may obtain a certified copy of your certificate (other than yourself) include:

  • Attorney or legal authorized agent
  • Child(ren)
  • Grandparents / grandchildren
  • Great-grandparents / great-grandchildren
  • Parents
  • Siblings
  • Stepparents/stepchildren
  • Your spouse

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Other Sources for Birth and Death Certificates

The North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services also has a vital records division, which can provide birth certificates to qualified requestors.