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We make it easy to order official North Carolina (NC) Death certificates online from North Carolina Vital Records.

Looking for a certified North Carolina death certificate?

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  • Order certified copies of North Carolina death certificates (with government seal) for your immediate family from North Carolina Vital Records.
  • Obtain information and instructions for ordering death certificates from North Carolina Vital Records.

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North Carolina Vital Records Agency Information

NORTH CAROLINA VITAL RECORDS
North Carolina Vital Records issues certified copies of North Carolina birth certificates, North Carolina death certificates, North Carolina marriage records and North Carolina divorce records for events that occurred within the State of North Carolina. You may order copies of North Carolina vital records through VitalChek on an expedited basis.


Changes to records may require payment of a $15 processing fee in addition to the charges below.

NOTICE: Although VitalChek attempts to include accurate and up-to-date information on this site, state and agency information is subject to change without notice. VitalChek makes no representations or warranties as to the accuracy, completeness or timeliness of the information herein and assumes no liability with respect to such information.



NORTH CAROLINA DEATH CERTIFICATES
North Carolina Vital Records issues certified copies of North Carolina death certificates, that can typically be used to obtain death benefits, to claim insurance proceeds and for other legal purposes.

Who Can Order?
Certified copies of North Carolina death certificates are issued to the following:

  • The decedent's spouse, sibling, mother, father, direct ancestor, direct descendant, stepparent, or stepchild;
  • A person seeking information for a legal determination of personal or property rights; or
  • An authorized agent, attorney, or legal representative of a person described in (1) or (2) above;
  • Funeral director or funeral service licensee.

If you are not qualified to receive a certified copy, you will receive a non-certified copy.




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Available North Carolina (NC) Death Certificate Types

Death Certified - Expedited
A certified copy of a death record that can typically be used to obtain death benefits, claim insurance proceeds, notify social security and other legal purposes. Death Certificates are available for events that occurred within the State of North Carolina from 1930 to present.

Recent Events: Certificates for recent events may not be available for ordering for up to 90 days after the event date.

First Copy: $39.00    Additional Copies: $15.00


Death Uncertified - Expedited
An uncertified copy of a death record that can be used for informational purposes only. Death Certificates are available for events that occurred within the State of North Carolina from 1930 to present.

Recent Events: Certificates for recent events may not be available for ordering for up to 90 days after the event date.

First Copy: $39.00    Additional Copies: $15.00


Death Certificate Order Methods


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It's the easiest and most efficient method for ordering official birth certificates and other vital records because there is less room for error when you enter the information yourself. Our simple forms have built-in editing features to help ensure the accuracy of your order.

Order official, certified North Carolina (NC) vital death records from North Carolina Vital Records online – quickly and securely.

VitalChek is an official service, authorized by North Carolina Vital Records, to securely order certified North Carolina (NC) vital records, like death certificates. Other online services may not be authorized by North Carolina Vital Records, and may charge additional fees without providing approved services or guaranteeing confidentiality of your data.

As a government-approved organization for 25 years, VitalChek safely delivers millions of vital records every year and is America’s #1 resource for ordering certified death certificates across the nation. VitalChek makes purchasing your family’s most important documents, such as North Carolina death certificates, simple, fast and secure:

  • Simple step-by-step ordering with easy to use editing features to help ensure the accuracy of your order.
  • Fast online ordering, processing & delivery options to help get your North Carolina (NC) death certificate as quickly as possible.
  • Secure ordering processes that are designed to help protect your identity online.

VitalChek offers the convenience of ordering North Carolina (NC) death certificates for your family from the privacy of your home or office, 24-hours a day, 7 days a week, with no hidden fees or unexplained charges. No traffic, no standing in line, no parking, no hassles.

 
Online ordering and credit card payment services are provided by VitalChek Network, Inc. VitalChek is an official, government-authorized express certificate service for remote ordering of certified vital records (such as birth, death, and marriage certificates), and incorporates added security to ensure your information and documents are treated safely.
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