Death Records and Death Certificates in North Carolina

North Carolina Death Records

The population of North Carolina was recorded 10,488,084 on July 1, 2019, an 9.99% increase since the 2010 Census. The state’s racial composition in the 2010 Census was 68.5% White (65.3% non-Hispanic white, 3.2% White Hispanic), 21.5% Black or African American, 8.4% Latin and Hispanic American of any race, 4.3% some other race, 2.2% multiracial American, 2.2% Asian American, and 1% Native Hawaiian and Pacific Islander.

This page is created to provide genealogists and researchers an ultimate guide to the state of North Carolina death records. Use the links and the tips below for North Carolina death records, certificates, online tools and databases. Additional information on how to obtain North Carolina death certificates is available below.

How to Find a Death Record in North Carolina

North Carolina death records search

This webpage gives you access to all of the online databases containing North Carolina death records, North Carolina death certificates, North Carolina death notices, North Carolina death indexes, and other related North Carolina genealogy records.

North Carolina death records free

Below are some of the most comprehensive resource for death records in North Carolina.

North Carolina Death Index

North Carolina death records database

Links to North Carolina death and burial indexes and databases are as below:

North Carolina social security death index

The Social Security Death Index contains information on millions of deceased individuals in North Carolina with social security numbers whose deaths were reported to the Social Security Administration. Try the links below to search the index:

Public Death Record North Carolina

In addition to the indexes and databases above, there are some other resources that gives to almost the same or might even more information about a deceased individual. Here are some to check out:

North Carolina Death Certificates

How to get a death certificate in North Carolina

North Carolina began requiring statewide registration of births and deaths in March, 1913. Compliance was considered full by 1920. Marriage records are found recorded with the Register of Deeds in each county after 1868. Prior to that time marriages could be solemnized by numerous authorities, so records were sporadically kept. Marriage bonds are available for about half of the counties, and some marriages will be found in almost every county. For birth records after 1913, write:

North Carolina Dept. Of Environment
Health and Natural Resources
Vital Records Section
225 North McDowell Street
P.O. Box 29537
Raleigh, NC 27626-0537

North Carolina death certificates online

Use the links below to get death certificates and vital records in North Carolina.

North Carolina Death Notices

Check local newspapers and local online news websites which frequently publish notices. Use the link below for more information on North Carolina news agencies.

North Carolina counties for death record research

  • Alamance
  • Alexander
  • Alleghany
  • Anson
  • Ashe
  • Avery
  • Beaufort
  • Bertie
  • Bladen
  • Brunswick
  • Buncombe
  • Burke
  • Cabarrus
  • Caldwell
  • Camden
  • Carteret
  • Caswell
  • Catawba
  • Chatham
  • Cherokee
  • Chowan
  • Clay
  • Cleveland
  • Columbus
  • Craven
  • Cumberland
  • Currituck
  • Dare
  • Davidson
  • Davie
  • Duplin
  • Durham
  • Edgecombe
  • Forsyth
  • Franklin
  • Gaston
  • Gates
  • Graham
  • Granville
  • Greene
  • Guilford
  • Halifax
  • Harnett
  • Haywood
  • Henderson
  • Hertford
  • Hoke
  • Hyde
  • Iredell
  • Jackson
  • Johnston
  • Jones
  • Lee
  • Lenoir
  • Lincoln
  • Macon
  • Madison
  • Martin
  • McDowell
  • Mecklenburg
  • Mitchell
  • Montgomery
  • Moore
  • Nash
  • New Hanover
  • Northampton
  • Onslow
  • Orange
  • Pamlico
  • Pasquotank
  • Pender
  • Perquimans
  • Person
  • Pitt
  • Polk
  • Randolph
  • Richmond
  • Robeson
  • Rockingham
  • Rowan
  • Rutherford
  • Sampson
  • Scotland
  • Stanly
  • Stokes
  • Surry
  • Swain
  • Transylvania
  • Tyrrell
  • Union
  • Vance
  • Wake
  • Warren
  • Washington
  • Watauga
  • Wayne
  • Wilkes
  • Wilson
  • Yadkin
  • Yancey