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RALEIGH – Beginning Monday, Aug. 24, 2009 the fee for a single copy of a birth, death, marriage or divorce certificate or a report of fetal death from North Carolina Vital Records will increase from $15 to $24. The fee for additional copies will remain at $15 each. The change is due to a new law, the Current Operations and Capital Improvements Appropriations Act of 2009 (G.S. 10.22 130A-93.1), passed by the state legislature and signed by the governor on Aug. 7.
The cost for conducting a search of files for the record even if no copy is made will also rise to $24.
New forms for requesting vital records, with the updated fee information, will be available on the N.C. Vital Records website (vitalrecords.dhhs.state.nc.us/vr) beginning Aug. 24. Mailed applications postmarked on or after Aug. 24 must include the new fee, or the request cannot be filled and the application will be returned to the sender.
Vital records are also available from the Register of Deeds in the county where the event took place.
For questions about the fee change, contact N.C. Vital Records at 919-733-3000.
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