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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.
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:
- 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.
- By Mail:
You may submit
your request, including payment, by mail to:Office of Vital Records700 East Stonewall St., Suite 320
Charlotte, NC 28202
Charlotte, NC 28202
Register of Deeds Vital Records Office
Alternate Source For Ordering a Certificate Online
For your convenience, you may also 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®.
Cost from VitalChek:
The Office of Vital Records700 E. Stonewall Street, Room 320Charlotte, NC 28202
704-336-28198:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.Mon - Fri