Vital Record Information

Birth Records

 

Stokes County birth records were first registered in the Register of Deeds Office beginning in 1913. The original birth records are available in our office. Our birth records also contain delayed births. If your birth certificate has incorrect information on it and you would like to amend it, please contact our office or contact Vital Records in Raleigh, NC. Birth records for those who have been adopted can only be obtained from Vital Records in Raleigh, NC. If you were adopted in Stokes County and would like a copy of your birth certificate, please see the link below for NC Vital Records.

 

http://vitalrecords.nc.gov/contacts.htm

 

Marriage Records

 

Stokes County marriage licenses were first issued and registered in the Register of Deeds Office beginning in 1868. Prior to marriage licenses, the county issued marriage bonds. Marriage bonds are no longer available in our office. If you are wanting to look at marriage records in our office prior to 1959, we request that you ask for assistance in doing so. If you are looking for information on applying for a marriage license, please see the section “Marriage License Information”.

 

Death Records

 

Stokes County death records were first registered in the Register of Deeds Office beginning in 1913. The original death records are available in our office.

 

Request a Copy of a Vital Record

 

If you would like to request a certified copy of a vital record, the fee is $10. If you need a general copy of a vital record, the fee is $0.25 per page in person, and $0.50 per page by mail. Copies can be made by filling out an Application for a Certified Copy of a Vital Record Form. This form is available in our office or can be downloaded by clicking the following link: http://www.co.stokes.nc.us/deeds/vitalrecords.pdf

 

If you choose to mail your vital record request, please send it to:

Stokes County Register of Deeds

P.O. Box 67

Danbury, NC 27016

 

Certified copies can be issued to the following:

· self

· child/step-child

· sibling/step-sibling

· legal representative (proof required)

· spouse

· parent/step-parent

· grandparent/step-grandparent

· authorized agent (proof required)  

 

If you have any additional questions regarding vital records, please call us at (336) 593-2414.

 

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