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We only have birth certificates for those individuals who were born in Rutherford County. Our records start with 1913 through the present time. We do have some delayed birth certificates that are dated prior to 1913. Certified copies are $10.00 each and only the following individuals can obtain a certified copy: yourself, spouse, father, mother, grandparent, step-parent, brother, sister, child, stepchild, grandchild, great grandparent, great grandchild, authorized agent, attorney and legal representative. You must show driver's license or picture id to obtain a certified copy of the birth certificate.
You may obtain a certified copy of a birth certificate if you are one of the individuals listed above, through the mail by submitting a letter to the Register of Deeds' office at PO Box 551, Rutherfordton, NC 28139.
The fee is $10.00 check or money order and please send a self-addressed stamped envelope for the return of the birth certificate. We mail the request the next day after we receive the letter.
If you were adopted or born in another county, you can write to NC VITAL RECORDS, 1903 MSC, RALEIGH, NC 27699-1903. You will need to send a check for $15.00 for this fee.
Anyone can obtain an uncertified copy for $1.00 each.