10 Things You Need to Know Before Submitting an Application


GetCertificateNow.com is an online service that connects you with the local Register of Deeds office in order to obtain a certified copy (raised seal) or regular copy of a vital record.

For the convenience of being able to make your request online you will be charged a small processing fee in addition to the mandated $5 cost for a certified copy and $1.00 for an uncertified copy.



Valid forms of government issued photo ID are as follows: State Issued Driver's License or other State Issued Identification, Passport, Military Identification.

Requests submitted online are processed on a first-come, first-serve basis during normal business hours. Requests submitted after 3 pm will generally not be processed until the next day.



Under North Carolina G.S. 130A-26A, it is a felony violation to fraudulently request a certified copy of a vital record or obtain, possess, sell, furnish, use or attempt to use for any purpose of deception a North Carolina birth certificate.

If you have recently been married and are requesting a certified copy of your marriage license, please wait until 10 days after your marriage date to make the request to help ensure that the executed license is available.


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