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How to Obtain a Copy of a Birth Record

The Wayne County Register of Deeds Office can issue a birth record for those persons who were born in Wayne County.  If you, or the person for whom you are requesting the record, was born outside of Wayne County, you will need to contact that particular Register of Deeds Office or agency that handles the birth records.  You may call us to get the phone number and address of other Registers of Deeds Offices in the state.  We are currently participating in a program called "Statewide Issuance" whereby we are able to provide copies of birth certificates for people born in other counties in North Carolina.  The data base we are using is provided by Vital Records in Raleigh, N.C., and begins with the year 1971.  If you live in Wayne County now but were born  in another county, we may be able to issue a certified copy locally.   Remember you must have been born beginning in 1971 and thereafter.  If you were born prior to 1971, you will need to contact the county of birth.  The fee for issuing birth certificates from another county is $24.00 ($10.00 for the certified copy and $14.00 for using the data base provided by Vital Records. 
 
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 Birth Record in Person:
 
  1. The Wayne County Register of Deeds Office is located on the first floor of the Courthouse Annex in Goldsboro.
  2. Make sure that you are either the person for whom the birth certificate is being requested, or you are the spouse, parent, child, sibling, grandparent, grandchild, step-child or step-parent, or the attorney or legal agent of the person. Birth Certificates can only be provided to these individuals.
  3. Complete the Application for Certified Copies of Vital Records form.
  4. Bring proper identification. Forms of ID are Drivers License with photograph or State issued Identification Card.
  5. Certified copies are $10.00 each.  Cash, check or  credit card accepted.
How to Obtain a Copy of a Birth Record by Mail:
  1. If you are unable to come in person to get a copy of your birth certificate, you may send in a written request. Please include the following information on your request: Name at birth, Date of birth, Father's name, Mother's maiden name. You may download the request form  Click here
  2. 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.
  3. Certified copies are $10.00 each. We accept check or money order through the mail.
  4. Mail your request to: Wayne County Register of Deeds, 224-226 East Walnut Street, Goldsboro, NC 27533.