Death Records

How to Obtain a Copy of a Death Record
The Wayne County Register of Deeds Office can issue a death record for those persons who died in Wayne County. If the person died outside of Wayne County, you can contact the Register of Deeds office to obtain the name, address, and telephone number of other Registers of Deeds Offices in this state.

Note: Certified copies of vital records may only be obtained by eligible persons. Uncertified copies are available to the public.

How to Obtain a Copy of a Death Record in Person
  • The Wayne County Register of Deeds Office is located on the first floor of the Courthouse Annex in Goldsboro.
  • Make sure that you are either a spouse, parent, child, sibling, grandparent, grandchild, step-child, step-parent or the attorney or legal agent of the person. Death certificates can only be provided to those individuals.
  • Complete the Application for Certified Copies of Vital Records form (PDF).
  • Bring proper identification. Forms of ID are Drivers License with photograph or State issued Identification Card.
  • Certified copies are $10 each. We accept cash, check or credit card.
How to Obtain a Copy of a Death Record by Mail
  • If you are unable to come in person to get a copy of the Death certificate, you may send in a written request. Please include the following information on your request: Name of deceased and date of death. You may download the request form online (PDF).
  • Sign your request form and enclose a self-addressed stamped envelope, along with a copy of your current driver's license, and a current phone number.
  • Certified copies are $10 each. We accept check or money order through the mail.
  • Mail your request to:
    Wayne County Register of Deeds
    224-226 East Walnut Street
    Goldsboro, NC 27533