Military Discharge Records
Military discharge documents may be recorded in the Register of Deeds office to
ensure safe keeping of the documents. There is no fee for recording these records
and certified copies can be obtained from this office at no charge subject to the
General Statute 47-113.2
Effective January 1, 2004, all military discharge documents filed in the Register
of Deeds office shall be considered a public record with restricted access.
Authorized parties who may record and/or request copies of military discharge documents
- The veteran named in the document.
- Agent or representative of the veteran authorized in writing and using approved
- the veteran or veteran's widow or widower in a notarized authorization
- a court representing the subject
- the veteran's executor acting on behalf of the deceased veteran
- Authorized agent of the NC Division of Veteran Affairs, the US Department of Veteran
Affairs, Department of Defense, or a court official who is assisting the veteran
or veteran's beneficiaries to obtain a benefit.
- Agent or representative of the NC State Archives.
When recording or requesting a copy of a military discharge, forms adopted by the
NC Register of Deeds Association and the Division of Veteran Affairs must be completed
and presented by an authorized party.
We cannot accept requests for copies by mail.
Please contact the district service officer of the North Carolina Division of Veterans
Affairs: 2511 Neudorf Road, Suite 1
Clemmons, NC 27012