Online requests click here: and follow the instructions to submit and pay for a Vital Record request online. Fees for certified copies are $10.00 each and uncertified copies are $1.00 each. You pay by major credit/debit cards online. (Additional fee is charged if paying by credit card).

Clicking on the above link takes you away from the County's website. Issues and problems with this site need to be brought to the attention of the Register of Deeds.

You may also come by our office. You do not need an appointment. Or, you may submit a written request by printing and filling out the form below. When mailing in applications, you will need to attach a copy of photo ID and include a contact phone number.

Our office files all birth/death records of only those persons born/deceased in Jackson County, North Carolina. Our birth/death records date back to 1913; however we do have some Delayed Birth records dated back to the mid 1800’s.

According to N.C. law, only the following persons can obtain a certified copy:

  • Yourself
  • Spouse
  • Brother/sister
  • Child/grandchild
  • Parent/grandparent

The law also allows anyone seeking information for legal determination of personal or property right or someone authorized as a agent, attorney, or legal representative of the person whom the certificate is being requested.

Certified copies are $10.00 each. Acceptable methods of payment: cash, credit/debit cards, money order, certified check. We do not accept personal checks.

Application for Certified Copies

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