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
- great-grandparents/ great-grandchildren
- attorney or legal agent
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.