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Certificates are issued by the Office of Vital Records for births and deaths which occurred in Mecklenburg County from the year 1913 to the present and anywhere in North Carolina from 1971 to the present.

Individuals born anywhere in the state of North Carolina from 1971 to the present may now obtain a copy of a certified birth certificate at the Mecklenburg County Vital Records Office. Cost for the service is $24.00 to research the certificate in the North Carolina state registry and includes one copy of the certificate. Additional certificates from the same search will be $15.00 each. For residents born in Mecklenburg County, the cost for a certificate remains $10.00.

Searching for Birth and Death Records

Birth and death information may be searched online .

Obtaining a Birth or Death Certificate

Immediate family members with proper identification are authorized to receive certified birth and death certificates. Authorized agents must present proper identification and acceptable documentation in order to obtain certified certificates. To obtain a birth or death certificate, you must have the following information:

  • Full name of the person named on the certificate
  • Date of birth (required for birth certificates only)
  • Father's full name (required for birth certificates only)
  • Mother's full maiden name (required for birth certificates only)

Ordering a Certificate In Person

You may request a birth certificate at the Vital Records office, located on the third

floor of the Bob Walton Plaza at 700 East Stonewall St. Charlotte, NC. The Bob Walton Plaza is a seven-story building located at the intersection of McDowell and Stonewall streets and across the street from the Aquatic Center. The office hours are from 8:30 to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday.

Ordering a Certificate By Mail

You may submit your request, including payment, by mail to:

Office of Vital Records

700 East Stonewall St. Suite 320

Charlotte, NC 28202

Ordering a Certificate Online

For your convenience, you can process online requests through an independent company that Mecklenburg County Health Department has partnered with to provide you this service; VitalChek Network, Inc. VitalChek can be reached through their website. An additional fee is charged by VitalChek for this service, and all major credit cards are accepted, including American Express®, Discover®, MasterCard® or Visa®.

  • Certified Birth Cirtificate: $10.00 per certificate
  • Search Mecklenburg County birth registry: no charge
  • Search North Carolina state registry (for birth in NC, but not in Mecklenburg County): $24.00 per search and includes one copy of the certificate. Additional certificates from the same search will be $15.00 each. 

Payment may be made in cash; by check or money order made payable to Mecklenburg County; or by credit card (Visa, Master Card and Discover) when payment is made in person.

The Office of Vital Records can be reached by phone at 704-336-2819.

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