Birth Record Services
Wake County Register of Deeds and the Wake County Regional Centers issue certified birth certificates for births occurring in Wake County.  Please call 919-856-5460 or email for more information.  For births occurring in other NC counties contact the Register of Deeds for that county or the NC Vitals Records at 919-733-3000.

How to get a certified birth certificate for a Wake County birth

To get a certified birth certificate, one of the following (1, 2 or 3) must apply
  1. Applicant is an immediate family member of the individual on the certificate.
    Applicant can be self, spouse, sister, brother, child, parent / stepparent, grandparent or grandchild.
  2. Applicant is seeking information for legal determination of personal or property rights.
  3. Applicant is authorized agent, attorney or legal representative of a person listed in A or B.
     *Proof required - (N.C.G.S § 130A 93-99). For acceptable forms of proof call 919-856-5460 or email
To get a copy of a birth certificate in person
  • Make sure the requirements listed above are met. 
  • Complete the online English Application or Spanish Application for a Wake County Birth Certificate.  (Or complete the application at the Wake County Register of Deeds Office.)
  • Bring the completed application along with your DMV-issued photo ID and $10 in cash, check or money order for each certified copy requested.
    Note: Credit and debit cards are not accepted.
  • If you are obtaining a marriage license or birth or death certificate on a Friday or at the end of the month, please allow extra time for processing as these are high volume days in the Registry.  Thank you for your patience during these peak days.
To get a copy of a birth certificate by mail
  • Make sure the above requirements are met for a certified copy of a birth certificate.
  • Complete the online English Application or Spanish Application for a Wake County Birth Certificate
  • Sign the application, enclose a copy of applicant's DMV-issued photo ID, plus a check or money order in the amount of $10 for each requested certificate. Do not send cash in the mail.
  • Make your check or money order payable to 'Wake County Register of Deeds.'
  • Mail to Wake County Register of Deeds, P.O. Box 1897, Raleigh, N.C. 27602-1897. Your request will be processed within one business day of receipt (please allow additional mailing time)
Records Filed In Other North Carolina Counties
Wake County Register of Deeds does not record or issue copies of birth records from other counties, states or countries.  You must obtain copies of those records from the county where the birth occurred.  If you do not know the North Carolina county where the birth occurred contact North Carolina Vital Records 919-733-3000.
Wake County Birth Certificates are also issued at Wake County Regional Centers. 
Regional Centers    
Eastern Regional Center
1002 Dogwood Drive
Zebulon NC 27597
130 N Judd Parkway NE
Fuquay-Varina NC 27526
350 E. Holding Avenue
Wake Forest NC 27587


For further assistance please call 919-856-5460 or email