Birth Certificates

We have birth certificates for those individuals who were born in Rutherford County. Our records start with 1913 through the present. We do have some delayed birth certificates that are dated prior to 1913.  

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 identification to obtain a certified copy.

To request a Vital Record online use the link below:

You may obtain a certified copy of a birth certificate through the mail by submitting a letter to the Register of Deeds office or completing the application provided here:
Application for Certified Copy of Rutherford County Vital Record


Mail requests to:
Register of Deeds
P.O. Box 551
Rutherfordton, NC  28139

The fee is $10.00 check or money order made payable to Register of Deeds. You may provide a self-addressed stamped envelope for the return of the birth certificate or it will be mailed to the address you provide on your request.

Anyone can obtain a photocopy of a vital record through the mail and the cost is $1.00


If you were adopted, you will need to contact NC Vital Records, 1903 Mail Service Center , Raleigh, NC 27699-1903. 
Call  (984) 236-7218 or (919) 733-3000 for more information.