The following individuals can obtain a certified copy: 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 copy of a vital record online click the link below:
You may obtain a certified copy of a death certificate through the mail by submitting a letter to the Register of Deeds or completing the application provided here:
Application for Certified Copy of Rutherford County Vital Record
Mail requests to:
Register of Deeds
PO 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 death certificate or it will be mailed to the address you provide on your request.