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Birth Records

The Duplin County Register of Deeds Office has a complete record of all births that have been registered in Duplin County since October of 1913. An act of the legislature in that year first required that the state establish a uniform system by which such vital statistics be kept. Therefore, Duplin County has a record of only 2756 births that occurred prior to October of 1913. 

WHO MAY OBTAIN A CERTIFIED COPY 

North Carolina Law only allows Certified Birth Certificates to be issued to the following:

  • Yourself
  • Your spouse (currently married)
  • Brother
  • Sister
  • Child or Step-child
  • Grandchild
  • Your parent
  • Grandparent
  • Those seeking information for legal determination of personal or property rights
  • Authorized agent, attorney, or legal representative of the person who's certificate is being requested 

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IDENTIFICATION REQUIREMENTS

The Duplin County Register of Deeds requires that anyone wishing to obtain a certified copy of a birth certificate either in person or by mail must provide a valid government issued picture ID to identify themselves. 

FEES

  • Certified Copies are $10.00 each
  • Uncertified Copies are $0.25 (If request is processed via US Postal Service Mail then the first copy is $0.75 and each additional copy requested is $0.25)    

REQUESTS MADE IN PERSON 

You may visit the Register of Deeds office in person to obtain a certified copy during regular business hours. We are located in Room #106 of the Duplin County Courthouse Annex at 118 Duplin Street, Kenansville, NC 28349. Remember you must present a valid government issued picture ID in order to obtain a certified copy. 

REQUESTS VIA MAIL 

If you cannot visit our office you may obtain a certified copy by mail. The requestor must submit a written request that includes the requestor's relationship to the individual named on the certificate, the full name of the person named on the certificate, their date of birth, father's full name and mother's full maiden name. In addition, the requestor must submit a copy of a government issued picture ID, the statutory fee of $10 for each certificate requested and a self addressed stamped envelope. Please be advised that only money orders and personal checks written on North Carolina banks will be accepted as payment.  The written request, ID and fee should be mailed to the Duplin County Register of Deeds, Post Office Box 970, Kenansville, NC 28349.

If you cannot visit our office you may obtain an uncertified copy by mail.  The requestor must submit a written request that includes the full name of the person named on the certificate, their date of birth, father's full name and mother's full maiden name.  Please be advised that the first copy is $0.75 and each additional copy requested in the same order is $0.25.  Only money orders and personal checks written on North Carolina banks will be accepted as payment.  The written request, ID and fee should be mailed to the Duplin County Register of Deeds, Post Office Box 970, Kenansville, NC 28349.

Request for a Vital Record Form (PDF)  

BIRTH RECORDS OF ADOPTED PERSONS 

Birth Certificates of individuals who were adopted are not available at the Duplin County Register of Deeds Office and are only on file at the NC State Office of Vital Records. Contact NC Vital Records for assistance with adoption records at (919) 733-3526.

ONLINE BIRTH DATABASE SEARCH 

Search our birth indexes: rod.duplincounty.org

Phone: (910) 296-2108
Fax: (910) 296-2344
Mailing Address: PO Box 970, Kenansville, NC 28349
Location: Duplin County Courthouse Annex, Room #106
Hours of Operation: Monday through Friday 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
E-mail: dbrinson@duplincountync.com