North Carolina General Statutes 130-A require that the local public health authority
administer the Vital Records Program under the direction of the Health Director.
Goal: To assure vital records are filled as required by Chapter 130-A of North Carolina General Statutes and are submitted to the
North Carolina State Division of Vital Records within the required time period.
The Health Director appoints Deputy Registrars to process vital records. The purpose of vital registration is to
administer and enforce the General Statutes of North Carolina for Vital Statistics and related laws. The Deputy Registrar
is responsible for the completion, maintenance and transmittal of the following:
Birth Certificate/Affidavit of Parentage
Notification of Death and Certificates
Report of Fetal Death
Burial Transit Permits
State Queries-Birth/Death Certificate
Supplemental Cause of Death
Monthly Vital Statistics Reports
It is the responsibility of the hospital to file birth certificates and funeral directors to file death certificates
with local deputy registrars. Certified copies of birth and death certificates are available at the Cabarrus County
Register of Deeds or from the North Carolina Office of Vital Records.