Birth Certificates

The Register of Deeds office is responsible for maintaining the birth records of anyone born in Scotland County. There are a variety of ways for you to get a copy or certified copy of a birth record including coming to the office, placing a request online or making a request by mail. Please note that certified copies can only be issued to a limited set of relatives (e.g., self, spouse, parents, siblings, children, grandparents, grandchildren) or legal representatives.

If you were born in another county in North Carolina, please visit that Register’s office or website for more information on obtaining your birth record. We are in the process of adding the ability to produce other North Carolina birth certificates in the office.

The State of North Carolina requires that anyone wishing to obtain a certified copy of a birth certificate must be at least 18 years of age and provide a valid ID to identify themselves and pay a fee.

In Person Requests

You may visit the Register of Deeds office in person to obtain a copy during regular business hours.  For faster service at the office, you may complete the request form in advance to bring with you.

Online Requests

We have partnered with Get Certificates Now to fulfill requests for birth certificates online.  As part of your online request, you will need to upload a copy of any of the accepted valid ID’s or fax a copy of one of the above accepted valid ID’s to 910-277-3133.  Generally we try to process the request within 2 working days from receipt and then use first class mail to deliver the certificate.   In addition to the normal fees, there is a convenience fee added to your cost from Get Certificates Now.

Mail Requests

To obtain a certified copy of a vital record by mail, please send the signed application along with a certified check or money order for payment of the fees, a self-addressed stamped envelope, and a copy of any accepted valid ID's.  Should you need expedited mailing, please let us know in in advance so we can let you know the added cost.

Our Mailing Address is

Register of Deeds

PO Box 769

Laurinburg, NC  28353

 

Birth Records of Adopted Persons

Birth Certificates of individuals who were adopted are not available at the Scotland County Register of Deeds Office and are only on file at the NC State Office of Vital Records.  Contact NC Vital Records for assistance with adoption records at (919) 733-3526.