Due to an unexpected malware attack in durham county, there will be a delay to the processing of Vital Records requests until further notice. You will still be able to submit requests online, but these will not be processed until the issue has been resolved. You will receive a notification once we have processed your request.
If you have an urgent request for record, you may come to the Durham County Register of Deeds Office in person and apply. You will only be able to pay by cash at this time.
The Register of Deeds office provides a standardized, permanent record of real estate ownership and transfers in Durham County. Our office records deeds, deeds of trust, cancellations, plats, assumed names, powers of attorney and other miscellaneous documents related to real estate. Our office also records and issues birth certificates, death certificates, marriage certificates, marriage licenses, military discharges, and maintains the records of notary public commissions.
If you are requesting a certified copy of your marriage license and have recently been married, please do not request a copy until 10 days after your marriage date.
Charges will apply when ordering vital records or filing assumed names. Please note the information below:
Click the appropriate link button to request information.
All requests will be checked for accuracy. Any inaccurate information may result in your record not being processed. All communication with regard to your order, payment, our progress, and the records delivery will be sent via email.
Please Note: Not answering the Identity Verification questions at the end of the application process could result in a denial of your request, as we will not be able to determine your identity.
The Register of Deeds office acts as a recording office only. North Carolina General Statutes specifically prohibit the Register of Deeds or the staff from practicing law. We are unable to supply legal forms, provide instructions on drafting or completing forms, or answer questions regarding the legal consequences of instruments filed. We advise you to consult an attorney if you have any legal questions.
|Certified Birth Certificate||$10.00 ea|
|Uncertified Birth Certificate||$1.00 ea|
|Delayed Birth Certificate Application (In-Office Only)||$10.00 ea|
|Certified Marriage Certificate||$10.00 ea|
|Uncertified Marriage Certificate||$1.00 ea|
|Marriage License (In-Office Only)||$60.00 ea|
|Marriage License Corrections (In-Office Only)||$10.00 ea|
|Certified Death Certificate||$10.00 ea|
|Uncertified Death Certificate||$1.00 ea|
|Notary (In-Office Only)||$10.00 ea|
* An additional Non-Refundable $3 Convenience and Credit CardProcessing Fee will be applied to all online orders
* An additional Non-Refundable $0.35 "Vital Verify" fee will be applied to all Delivery orders
Durham County Register of Deeds
201 East Main Street – 2nd Floor
Administration Building II
Durham, North Carolina 27701
Questions about your Vital Record:
Monday - Friday
8:30 AM - 5:00 PM