How to Get Your Mecklenburg County Birth Certificate Easily

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Get a Mecklenburg County Birth Certificate In 5 Minutes

Greg is applying for a passport and realizes he does not have a copy of his birth certificate.

Sharon wants to get a marriage license and thought her parents had her birth certificate, but they do not. DoNotPay can hep them both.

This document is very important when attempting to accomplish certain tasks, and it is important to have a copy on hand when the need arises.

Navigating the tedious process of obtaining a copy can be challenging. Let us erase your frustration and help you locate a easily.

What Does a Birth Certificate in Mecklenburg County Cost?

A certified copy of a costs $10.00 each. An uncertified copy is only $1.00.

Wallet-sized copies are also available for $7.50 (or 2 copies for the same person for $10.00).

What Is a Certified Copy?

This is an official copy with an official state registrar's impressed, raised, embossed, or multicolored seal, the registrar's signature, and the registrar's office filing date.

Only a certified copy is acceptable when presenting a birth certificate as a form of valid identification when applying for a driver's license, passport, and many other services.

An informational copy is not valid for identification and is only useful for providing information that might be handy for historical research, etc.

Who Manages These Documents?

The Mecklenburg County Vital Records Office handles certificates of births and deaths that occurred in the county any time from 1913 to the present day.

May I Request a Copy of Someone Else's Birth Certificate in Mecklenburg County?

If you are not named on the certificate, you may request a copy if you are an immediate family member who can provide the required identification. Acceptable documentation and proper identification must be presented to receive a copy, and you must know this information related to the birth:

  • Date of birth
  • Father's full name
  • Mother's full maiden name

Authorized agents, attorneys, and representatives may also request proper identification.

How Do I Request a Copy?

Choose a method of making the request that will suit your needs:

In-PersonYou may visit the Vital Records office to make your request and receive the certificate. They are available from 8:30 am to 4:30 pm, every Monday to Friday.

The Office of Vital Records​

618 N. College St.

Charlotte, NC 28202


If you would like to save time, you may print a copy of the application online, complete it, and bring it with you.

It is recommended that you call before visiting to obtain important information about what identification and documents you need to bring, as well as acceptable forms of payment.

By MailYou are welcome to mail your request.
  1. Obtain a blank copy of the application.
  2. You may print either the Spanish version or the English version online or call 704-336-2819 to ask for the application to be mailed to you.
  3. Complete the application accurately.
  4. Include the payment as indicated on the application.
  5. Payment may be submitted via cash, check, money order, or credit card.
OnlineIf you would like to make your request entirely online:
  1. Visit the Register of Deeds Vital Records Office website.
  2. Click Birth Certifica​​​te or En Español.
  3. Answer questions regarding whether the certificate is for you or someone else and whether you would like a certified or uncertified copy.
  4. Fill in identification details.
  5. Continue to follow on-screen instructions for submitting your request.
For QuestionsYou may contact the Vital Records Office for help.

Office of Vital Records



You may also send them an email.

How to Get a Mecklenburg County Birth Certificate Using DoNotPay

If you want to order/get a but don't know where to start, DoNotPay has you covered in 8 easy steps:

  1. Go to the Birth Certificates product on DoNotPay.

  2. Select who the certificate is for (you or a loved one). If you are requesting a copy of someone else's certificate, enter their personal details, and upload evidence that proves your relationship.

  3. Enter the location you or your loved one was born in, so we can complete the form specific to your state.

  4. Enter the name(s) of the parent(s) as displayed on the certificate.

  5. Indicate what you will be using this certificate for, and choose whether you need an authorized or certified copy.

  6. Enter your contact information and shipping address. Upload copies of your government-issued identification, such as a driver's license.

  7. Choose whether you would like to electronically sign this form or not. Once we generate the form, verify that all of the information is correct.

  8. If you need the document to be notarized, schedule a notarization appointment using our Notary product. Otherwise, proceed to our Mail Checks product and let DoNotPay mail-in your request form with a check on your behalf.

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