Certified copies of birth certificates for births occurring in Rowan County are issued at the Rowan County Register of Deeds office for $10 cash, with the following exceptions:
Adoptions: If an individual was legally adopted their birth record will be located at North Carolina Vital Records. You can contact NC Vital Records at: 919-733-3000.
Out Of County Births: The Rowan County Register of Deeds Office may also supply birth certificates for those individuals born in another North Carolina County. Applicants must appear in person at the Register of Deeds Office. In addition to the $10 certified copy fee, a search fee of $14 is charged in order to pull certificates from another county. Out of county birth certificates cannot be requested online or via mail and may only be issued if the following criteria are met:
Birth must have occurred in North Carolina
Birth must have occurred 1971-forward
Child must NOT have been adopted
To obtain a certified copy of a vital record in person you may come into our office located at 402 N. Main Street, Suite 102, Salisbury, North Carolina 28144. When requesting a certified copy of a vital record in office you must complete a request form and present a government issued photo I.D. .
To Request a copy via mail:
Submit a Written Request: must include the full name on the certificate at the time of birth, date of birth, your relationship to the person whose birth certificate you are requesting, father’s full name, mother’s full maiden name and a contact number.
A photo copy of your valid government issued photo ID
A self-addressed stamped envelope
A Money Order for $10.00 made payable to the Rowan County Register of Deeds
Rowan County Register of Deeds can only provide copies of birth certificates via mail for individuals born in Rowan County.
You can request a copy online at:
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Yes, if you were born in Rowan County. If you were born in another county in North Carolina after 1971, you may obtain a Statewide Birth Certificate for an additional $14.00 charge - contact the Register of Deeds for details.
If an individual was legally adopted their birth record will be located at North Carolina Vital Records.
You can contact NC Vital Records at: 919-733-3000.
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