What do I do to obtain a copy?

Rowan County Register of Deeds can only provide copies of death certificates for individuals whose death occurred within Rowan County. If the individual passed away outside of Rowan County please contact the Register of Deeds Office where the individual’s death occurred.

Certified Copies

You may purchase a certified copy of a death certificate for any individual who passed away in Rowan County by visiting the Register of Deeds Office, by mail at: 402 N. Main Street, Suite 102, Salisbury, NC 28144 or online. The cost for a certified copy is $10 cash; please note additional processing fees apply when requesting certified copies online.

In Person:

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 valid government issued photo I.D. 

To Request a copy via mail:

  • Submit a Written Request: must include the name of the deceased, date of death, your relation to the deceased and a contact number.

  • A photo copy of your government issued photo ID

  • A self-addressed stamped envelope

  • A Money Order for $10.00 made payable to the Rowan County Register of Deeds


You can request a copy online at:

Rowan County Vital Records Requests.

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