​A person born in Wake County who is more than 1 year old and for whom a birth certificate has not been registered may file an application for a delayed certificate of birth.

NC Vital Records must conduct a search to ensure that no certificate is on file. If no birth record is located, a “No Record Found” letter will be issued. Take this letter to Wake County Register of Deeds when you request the delayed birth certificate.

Please call 919-856-5460 to schedule an appointment for filing a delayed birth certificate. The applicant will be required to provide documents proving the facts of birth. The fee is $20, which includes a certified copy, payable by cash, check or money order to Wake County Register of Deeds. In addition, NC Vital Records charges a $15 expedite fee payable by money order to process as soon as possible.  Wake County Register of Deeds Office will forward application to NC Vital Records for final processing.