Obtaining a Certified Copy (GS 130A-93)

NC General Statues restrict access to certified copies of Birth, Death and Marriage records. A person may request their own record or those of a family member if the relative is a spouse, parent, step-parent, child, step-child, sibling, grandparent or grandchild. Copies are available for determining personal or property rights and to authorized, attorneys or legal guardians/representatives who show proof of their authority.

Forsyth County only issues copies of birth, death and marriage records for events that took place in Forsyth County. We cannot record or issue birth, death and marriage records from other counties, states or countries.

Copies may be obtained in person or by mail. A mail request form is available through these links - English  Spanish

Certified copies have a raised seal and are good for any legal purpose. Un-certified copies are also available and are generally used for genealogy or family information purposes. See our fees page for pricing and acceptable payment. Recent birth, death or marriage documents might not be available for 10 days or more after the event.

Mail requests with completed forms and acceptable payment, along with a self-addressed and stamped envelope to our office.