Birth Records FAQ

Birth Records

Can I obtain a copy of a birth certificate from your office?
The Surry County Register of Deeds office has birth certificates for Surry County only. The Vital Records department in Raleigh has records for the rest of the state of North Carolina and a copy of your birth certificate if you were adopted. To contact them call Vital Records at (919) 733-3526. 

How can I obtain a Birth Certificate?
To obtain a Birth Certificate by mail, submit your request to the address listed in the General Information section. Request for Birth Certificates must include the full name of the person named on the certificate, their date of birth, father's full name 
and mother's full maiden name. To obtain a Birth Certificate in person you must present a valid form of identification.  Please click the link below to obtain the in office request form for birth, death, or marriage certificates. 

Surry County Birth, Death, & Marriage Certificate Request Form


To obtain a certified copy of a birth certificate online click the below link. 

https://www.getcertificatenow.com/surry

If I was born in Surry County and Adopted, is my original birth record available?
No, North Carolina law prohibits public inspection of any adoption records, including original birth records.

How can I add my child's father's name to my child's birth certificate? We are not married.
An Affidavit of Parentage can be processed at the Clerk of Courts office prior to the child’s eighteenth (18) birthday. You will need to make an appointment with the Clerk of Court. Both parties must personally appear at the time of the appointment. Both parties must present a valid driver’s license or State issued Identification Card.

My child’s father and I were married after the birth of our child. We want to give the child the father’s last name and add the father’s necessary information to the birth certificate. How is this done?
This process is called a Legitimation and you will need to speak with a Vital Records Customer Service Specialist for instructions at the Register of Deeds office. This process is called a Legitimation and you will need to speak with a Vital Records Customer Service Specialist for instructions at the Register of Deeds office.