North Carolina Death Records

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North Carolina Death Records Search

The Vital Records Division of the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services maintains and issues the records of all deaths that occur in the state of North Carolina. The Vital Records Division maintain North Carolina Death Records of 1930-present. Generally, the following information is included in a North Carolina death record.

North Carolina Death Records Include

  • The name of the deceased
  • The place of death
  • The date of death
  • The gender of the deceased
  • The DOB of the deceased
  • Birthplace
  • Race
  • Name of father
  • Name of mother
  • Name of spouse
  • Age at the time of death
  • Birthplace

In addition to the above, additional information such as social security number and birthplace of parents may also be included in the death record. Since they are not public records, North Carolina Death Records can only be requested for and obtained by the immediate family members of the deceased or people with tangible interest in the record. Also, it is important to keep in mind that the accuracy of a death record will depend on the knowledge of the person who provided the information for the record.

As mentioned earlier, the Vital Records Division of the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services issues the death records in North Carolina. You can request the Vital Records Division for the death record you need in a number of ways including in person, by mail, and online. Let’s see how you can make a request for the death record you need via each method.

In person

To make an in person request for the death record you need, visit the local Vital Records Division office, complete and submit the Application for North Carolina Death Record, present a copy of your valid photo ID and pay the required fee. The fee for North Carolina Death Record is $24.

By mail

The most popular way of requesting for and obtaining death records in North Carolina is by mail. To make a mail request for the death record you need, complete and mail the aforementioned application along with a copy of your valid photo ID and a self-addressed envelope to:

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

In addition to aforementioned things, mail a pay order or cheque for the fee to address mentioned above.


The easiest and most convenient way of accessing North Carolina Death Records is online. You can make a request for the death record you need by visiting the website of VitalChek, following the instructions mentioned there and paying the required fee. In case of you didn’t know that already, VitalChek is a company authorized by the Department of Health and Human Services to make NC death records available online.


In addition to the above, you can request for and obtain North Carolina Death Records through online public databases. To find out more, contact North Carolina Vital Records at 919-733-3000.

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  1. says:


    Johnny did pass away. He passed from q heart attack in March of 2014.

  2. says:

    I’m looking for the death records of my father George Gilbert Harrison, DOB 11-8-38 DOD 11/30/2000. Passed away at Mercy Hospital in Charlotte North Carolina please

  3. says:

    Deborah, our search team ran a NC death record search for your ex-husband and did not find anything in our North Carolina vital record database for him

  4. says:

    I am looking to find out if my ex-husband Johnny Wayne Elium living in Greensboro North Carolina who is 69 years age is deceased!

  5. says:

    Looking for death record for Robert Lewis Taylor 38 years old. Died on 11/07/2020. Living in Boiling Springs SC. At time of death.

  6. says:

    Lonnie, you can visit the North Carolina Department of Health website to order a copy of a death certificate for your father. You are immediate family which means you can order a copy online, with proof of identification, and have a copy of his NC death certificate mailed to you

  7. says:

    Sandra, we’ll need the full name and age or date of birth to lookup this NC death record for you

  8. says:

    Death day

  9. says:

    My Fathet died in North Carolina in 1959 where can I obtain a certificate of death ? In North Carolina or in New York where he lived? And where funeral was held. Thanks LBG

  10. says:

    We are happy to help you with an North Carolina death record search. We’ll need your uncle’s full name, age and last state of residence. Another option is to contact the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services , as they are the managing state agency for death records in North Carolina.

  11. says:

    Fred was my uncle, but I can not remember his date of death

Last Updated: 2017-05-30

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