By law, only certain family members may receive certified birth or death certificates. Individuals may request certified records for themselves, their spouse, their parents, children, siblings or grandparents. Anyone requesting a certified copy of any vital records will be required to produce a valid, picture ID. Photocopies of vital records are available to anyone if a notation is made stating that the document will not be used for official purposes. The fee for a certified birth or death certificate is $10.
- Certified Copies: $10.00 each.
Uncertified Copies: $0.25 per page.
REQUESTS MADE IN PERSON
You may visit the Register of Deeds office in person to obtain a certified copy during regular business hours.
REQUESTS VIA MAIL
If you cannot visit our office you may obtain a certified copy by mail. The requestor must submit a written request that includes the requestor's relationship to the individual named on the certificate, the full name of the person named on the certificate, their date of birth, father's full name and mother's full maiden name. In addition, the requestor must submit a copy of a government issued picture ID, the statutory fee of $10 for each certificate requested and a self addressed stamped envelope. Please be advised that only money orders will be accepted as payment. The written request, ID and fee should be mailed to the Sampson County Register of Deeds, 126A West Elizabeth Street, Clinton, NC 28328.
BIRTH RECORDS OF ADOPTED PERSONS
Birth Certificates of individuals who were adopted are not available at the Sampson County Register of Deeds Office and are only on file at the NC State Office of Vital Records. Contact NC Vital Records for assistance with adoption records at (919) 733-3526.