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.
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.
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.
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.