Durham County (NC) Birth Certificate Online

Order a Durham County, North Carolina (NC) birth certificate online to avoid long lines at the vital records office. Complete an easy form to get a certified copy of a Durham County birth certificate mailed to you.

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Durham County, North Carolina (NC) Birth Certificate Replacement

Citizens born in Durham County or in Durham city are issued a North Carolina birth certificate as soon as their birth is officially registered.

This essential legal document is a mandatory requirement for several U.S. official processes, such as when a Durham County citizen needs to:

  • Obtain a government-issued identification document, including a passport, a social security card, a driver’s license, amongst others
  • Enroll in school university, or sports activities
  • Get married

If your Durham County, NC birth certificate got lost, stolen, or was misplaced or destroyed —even partially— you will have to obtain a Durham County birth certificate replacement.

Applying for a legally-valid copy of a Durham County, NC vital record can be conveniently done online, eliminating the need to wait in line at a vital statistics office.

Ordering a Durham County, NC birth certificate online is a quick and straightforward procedure. The form takes no more than 10 minutes to complete and we provide personalized instructions to help you complete your birth certificate application with ease.

Once your Durham County birth certificate replacement application has been processed, you will receive an official copy of your vital record directly to your home address.

Durham County, NC Birth Certificate types

These are the specific types of birth certificate copies that can be issued in Durham County, NC:

  • Long-form copy of a Durham, NC birth certificate: a government-issued copy of the original document, the only type that can be used for legal purposes.
  • Short-form copy of a Durham, NC birth certificate: an abstract of the birth record that only shows the individual's basic information. Also known as informational copy. It cannot be used for legal purposes.

Long-form authorized copies are the only certificates that can be provided to prove identity, nationality, and age and are necessary for several bureaucratic processes such as applying for a U.S. passport or Social Security number.

Official copies carry the registrar’s raised, embossed, impressed, or multicolored seal, as well as the registrar’s signature, and the date the certificate was filed with the registrar’s office.

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How to Get a Certified Birth Certificate in Durham County (NC)

To order an authorized copy of a Durham County, (NC) birth certificate:

  1. Fill out the birth certificate application (available by clicking the button at the top of this page) with the required information
  2. Print and sign it in the presence of a notary public
  3. Mail it to the California vital records office with the necessary requirements, a prepaid self-addressed envelope, and payment (as detailed in the personalized instructions you will receive)

Your certified copy will be issued and sent by mail to the address printed on your self-addressed postage-paid envelope.

Copies of Durham County Birth and Death Certificates may be ordered by mailing your application package to the following address:

North Carolina Vital Records Office
1903 Mail Service Center
Raleigh, NC 27699-1900

Citizens of the rest of Durham County who would prefer to submit their birth certificate application in person, may do so at the following address during walk-in hours —although this usually entails waiting in line:

Durham County Register of Deeds Office
201 East Main Street, Administration Bldg. II
Durham, NC 27701.

Please note that as of May 3rd, 2023, U.S. citizens and residents must have a REAL ID-compliant driving license or ID card to enter federal facilities and board commercial aircrafts. Requirements to obtain a REAL ID may include proof of identity, such as a certified copy of the birth certificate.

Durham County birth certificate requirements

To get a certified copy of a Durham County, NC birth certificate, you will need to complete the online birth certificate application with the following personal data:

  • Full name (as it would appear on the certificate)
  • Date of birth
  • Mother’s name or parent’s name prior to first marriage
  • Father’s name or parent’s name prior to first marriage

Applicants submitting their birth certificate application by mail may be asked to sign the application form in the presence of a notary public as well as providing a sworn statement.

Citizens filing their Durham County birth certificate application in person may be required to sign their form in the clerk’s presence upon arrival eliminating the need to have it notarized.

Citizens applying for a certified copy of a Durham County birth certificate need to prove their identity and that they are over 18 years old.

Proof of identity can be provided using any of the following documents:

  • State of North Carolina Driver’s License
  • State of North Carolina ID Card
  • Driver’s license issued by another U.S. State, jurisdiction or territory state-issued
  • Photo State Identification Card issued by another U.S. State, jurisdiction or territory
  • U.S. Passport or foreign issued

Who is eligible to apply

An official copy of a Durham County (NC) birth certificate can be ordered by:

  • The subject of a birth certificate (the person whose birth is recorded in the certificate)
  • The father, mother, or stepparent of the birth certificate’s subject
  • The child of the person the birth certificate refers to
  • The spouse of the person the birth certificate refers to
  • The sibling of the birth certificate’s subject
  • The grandparent or grandchild of the person named on the record
  • The subject’s legal guardian
  • The legal representative of a person eligible to obtain the certificate
  • An individual seeking information for legal determination of personal or property rights.
  • An individual whose right to access the birth certificate has been established by a court of law

Please note that the documentation that must be presented alongside the Durham County birth certificate application may vary depending on the person requesting the vital record.

How to Request an Apostille for a Durham County (NC) Birth Certificate

If you need to use your birth certificate outside the U.S territory, your document should bear an apostille to grant it legal validity abroad.

This can be obtained by mail. Simply send your official birth certificate, together with the apostille fee to the Secretary of State’s office in a self-addressed postage-paid envelope. Make sure to have Certificate of Authentication Request at hand. Certain counties may have additional requirements.

North Carolina Authentications Unit address:

Department of the Secretary of State
Office of Authentications
2 S Salisbury St,
Raleigh, NC 27601

North Carolina Authentications unit PO BOX:

Office of Authentications
PO Box 29622
Raleigh. NC 27626-0622

Durham County Birth Certificate Cost

Requesting a copy of a Durham County, (NC) birth certificate carries a fee. The filing fee of each copy of a birth certificate is $24

Accepted payment methods include personal checks, money orders, cashier checks, and business checks.

Please note that the fee for your Durham birth certificate application may vary depending on whether you submit it at the state vital records office or at the county vital records office.

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Durham County (NC) Birth Certificate Processing Times

In most cases, your Durham County birth certificate order will be filled within 5 weeks. However, some vital records may take longer due to peak demand periods.

You will then receive your certified copy of the Durham County, North Carolina (NC) birth certificate by post, delivered right to your door.

Once you have mailed the application, along with a copy of a photo ID and the fees, the vital records office will process your request.

Rush service for Durham County birth certificate orders is available for an additional fee of $30. In this case, your expedited birth certificate will be delivered within approximately to 10-15 days.

North Carolina Vital Records Office

The following is a complete list of Vital Records and Public Health offices that can provide birth certificate copies in North Carolina .

Keep in mind that the Durham County Clerk’s office may sometimes process requests faster than the state vital records office.

Regardless of whether the birth certificate you require is found or not, a non-refundable search fee will be charged.

FAQs About Durham County (NC) Birth Certificates

  • How much does a Durham County birth certificate copy cost?

    Each copy of a government-issued How much does a Durham County birth certificate copy cost?, North Carolina (NC) birth certificate carries a fee of $24.

    It is advisable to order more than one copy of a Durham County birth certificate within the same form to keep on file for future use or for your records. Additional copies of a birth certificate requested within the same order form carry the same fees as the first document.

  • Where can I get a copy of a Durham County, North Carolina birth certificate?

    The most convenient way to get a certified copy of a Durham County (NC) birth certificate is to apply online.

    Once you have filled out your Durham County birth certificate application and gathered the necessary documentation, you may post your application package to the following address:

    North Carolina Vital Records Office
    1903 Mail Service Center
    Raleigh, NC 27699-1900

    The agency will then issue the Durham Countybirth certificate and you will receive it by mail at your chosen address.

    Should you prefer to file your Durham County (NC) birth certificate application in person, you may do so at the county vital records office as well. Please note that the fees may vary between the state and county offices, so make sure you inquire about the fees wherever you are submitting your application.

    Durham County Register of Deeds Office
    201 East Main Street Administration Bldg. II
    Durham, NC 27701.

  • How long does it take to get a birth certificate in Durham County?

    Getting a government-issued copy of a Durham County birth certificate usually takes 5 weeks to process.

    Nevertheless, rush service is available for an additional fee, in which case, processing time would be shortened to 10-15 days.

    The surefire way to get a certified copy of a Durham County (NC) birth certificate issued directly is to have our experts revise your application before you mail it. That way, you can be certain it is error-free and your request won't be rejected.

    Typos or inconsistencies in the data may cause unnecessary delays or setbacks.

    Our team can help you avoid the extra hassle so that the (NC) vital records office can send your birth certificate directly to your door on the first try.

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