Vital Records in North Carolina

Vital records in North Carolina are maintained by the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services, where they issue certified copies of birth, death, divorce & marriage records. Records may also be requested from the Register of Deeds office in the county where the event occurred.

Below is a table showing the year ranges that the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services can provide:

Record Type Available From
North Carolina Birth Records October 1913 – 2017
North Carolina Death Records January 1930 – 2017
North Carolina Divorce Records January 1958 – 2017
North Carolina Marriage Records 1962 – 2017

Find County Offices in North Carolina

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County Year Founded
Alamance County, NC January 29, 1849
Alexander County, NC 1847
Alleghany County, NC 1859
Anson County, NC 1750
Ashe County, NC 1799
Avery County, NC 1911
Beaufort County, NC 1712
Bertie County, NC 1722
Bladen County, NC 1734
Brunswick County, NC 1764
Buncombe County, NC 1791
Burke County, NC 1777
Cabarrus County, NC 1792
Caldwell County, NC 1841
Camden County, NC 1777
Carteret County, NC 1722
Caswell County, NC 1777
Catawba County, NC 1842
Chatham County, NC 1771
Cherokee County, NC 1839
Chowan County, NC 1668
Clay County, NC 1861
Cleveland County, NC 1841
Columbus County, NC 1808
Craven County, NC 1712
Cumberland County, NC 1754
Currituck County, NC 1668
Dare County, NC 1870
Davidson County, NC 1822
Davie County, NC 1836
Duplin County, NC 1750
Durham County, NC 1881
Edgecombe County, NC 1741
Forsyth County, NC January 16, 1849
Franklin County, NC 1779
Gaston County, NC December 21, 1846
Gates County, NC 1779
Graham County, NC 1872
Granville County, NC 1746
Greene County, NC 1791
Guilford County, NC 1771
Halifax County, NC 1758
Harnett County, NC 1855
Haywood County, NC 1808
Henderson County, NC December 15, 1838
Hertford County, NC 1759
Hoke County, NC 1911
Hyde County, NC 1705
Iredell County, NC 1788
Jackson County, NC 1851
Johnston County, NC 1746
Jones County, NC 1779
Lee County, NC 1907
Lenoir County, NC 1791
Lincoln County, NC 1779
McDowell County, NC 1842
Macon County, NC 1828
Madison County, NC 1851
Martin County, NC 1774
Mecklenburg County, NC November 6, 1762
Mitchell County, NC 1861
Montgomery County, NC 1779
Moore County, NC 1784
Nash County, NC 1777
New Hanover County, NC 1729
Northampton County, NC 1741
Onslow County, NC 1734
Orange County, NC 1752
Pamlico County, NC 1872
Pasquotank County, NC 1668
Pender County, NC 1875
Perquimans County, NC 1668
Person County, NC 1791
Pitt County, NC 1760
Polk County, NC 1855
Randolph County, NC 1779
Richmond County, NC 1779
Robeson County, NC 1787
Rockingham County, NC 1785
Rowan County, NC 1753
Rutherford County, NC 1779
Sampson County, NC 1784
Scotland County, NC 1899
Stanly County, NC 1841
Stokes County, NC 1789
Surry County, NC 1771
Swain County, NC 1871
Transylvania County, NC 1861
Tyrrell County, NC 1729
Union County, NC 1842
Vance County, NC 1881
Wake County, NC June 4, 1771
Warren County, NC 1779
Washington County, NC 1799
Watauga County, NC 1849
Wayne County, NC 1779
Wilkes County, NC 1778
Wilson County, NC 1855
Yadkin County, NC 1850
Yancey County, NC 1833