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Death Certificates

The Register of Deeds office is the official steward of death records for Orange County. The Orange County Register of Deeds office can only provide death certificates for persons who died in Orange County. In accordance with N.C.G.S. 130A-93, the following people may obtain a certified copy of a death certificate:

  • the deceased's spouse
  • parents
  • child(ren)
  • siblings
  • grandparents/grandchildren
  • great-grandparents/ great-grandchildren
  • stepparents/stepchildren
  • attorney or legal agent

Death Certificates can be obtained in person at the Register of Deeds office or by mail.

In Person:

   The Register of Deeds Office is located at:

   Gateway Center Building

   228 South Churton Street 3rd floor

   Hillsborough, NC 27278

  • Bring a VALID photo ID (Driver’s License, State issued ID card, or Passport).
  • Certified copies are $10.00 each & uncertified copies are 0.15¢ each - (CASH, Debit/Credit Card (*convenience fee will be applied; 2.5%, minimum $2.00), Money Order, Certified Bank Check, or Business Check only). Money Orders, Certified Bank Checks, or Business Checks made payable to: “Orange County Register of Deeds”.

Mail In Requests:

  • Print and complete the Vital Records Request Form.
  • Attach a copy of a VALID photo ID (Driver’s License, State issued ID card, or Passport).
  • Certified copies are $10.00 each & uncertified copies are 0.15¢ each - ( Money Order, Certified Bank Check, or Business Check only). Money Orders, Certified Bank Checks, or Business Checks made payable to: “Orange County Register of Deeds”.
  • Mail to:

   Orange County Register of Deeds

   PO Box 8181

   Hillsborough, NC 27278

Mail In requests are processed within 1-2 business days upon receipt.

If you are unable to print the Vital Records Request Form, please mail a letter of request including the following information, along with a copy of a VALID photo ID, and the fee.

  • Letter of request must include:  Full Name of Deceased, Date of Death, Your Relationship to the Person whose Certificate is being requested, your Signature and telephone number.

 

Amendments and Special Cases

Information and fees for Amendments of Death Certificates or Legitimations is available by calling (919) 245-2700 or (919) 245-2701.

Other Sources for Death Certificates

The North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services also has a vital records division, which can provide death certificates to qualified requestors.