The birth records have been registered in Franklin County since 1913. An act in the legislature that year required that the state establish a uniform system by which such vital statistics be kept.
The cost of certified copies is $10 per copy if the birth occurred in Franklin County. If the birth occurred in another county within the State of NC, we can help you obtain a certified copy of the "Out of County" birth if it was after 1971. We have access to the State Vital Records Department, however, they charge a $14.00 search fee. Therefore, the cost for an "Out of County" birth certificate will be $24.00.
Death certificates are kept by the Franklin County Register of Deeds office for any deaths that occurred in Franklin County since 1913. The cost for a certified copy is $10.00.
If the marriage license was obtained from Franklin County, you may get a certified copy of that marriage from our office at any time after the license has been returned following the marriage ceremony. There is a $10.00 fee for that certified copy as well, this is NOT included in the $60.00 fee you pay for the initial license.
Obtaining a certified copy:
North Carolina Law only allows certified Vital records to be issued to the following:
- current Spouse
- Child (Step)
- Grandchild or Grandparent
- Those seeking information for legal determination of personal or property rights
- Authorized agent, attorney, or legal representative of the person who's certificate is being requested.
The Franklin County Register of Deeds Office is now offering this online ordering system in partnership with Permitium/AIS. There is a convenience fee per transaction plus applicable credit card fees which is collected by Permitium/AIS. Please be advised that neither the Franklin County Register of Deeds nor Franklin County will retain any portion of the aforementioned fees except the statutorily mandated $10 fee for each certified copy ordered.
Franklin County Register of Deeds Office wants to protect the identity of our citizens. During the online application process, the data you provide will be analyzed and additional "personal knowledge" questions will need to be answered. This information will ensure us that when we process your order; the certificate will be sent to the appropriate person and location.
If you have any questions, please feel free to contact our office at (919) 496-3500.
To order and pay for your Birth, Death, and Marriage Certificates online, please Click Here To Order