Delayed Birth Records

Obtaining a Delayed Birth Record Certificate

When an individual was born in Johnston County, North Carolina but does not have a birth record, the Register of Deeds Office is glad to assist with generating what is called a Delayed Birth Certificate.

INSTRUCTION FOR FILING DELAYED CERTIFICATE OF BIRTH WITH THE OFFICE OF THE REGISTER OF DEEDS IN THE COUNTY OF BIRTH

Any person born in NC who is over one year of age and for whom no certificate is already on file may file a delayed certificate of birth.

Facts to be proven are:

• Full name at birth 
• Date of birth 
• Place of birth 
• Mother's full maiden name 
• Father's full name (omit if born out of wedlock)

REQUIREMENTS:

Three records from independent source which have been on file 5 or more years (except for affidavit)

• ONE of three can be an affidavit of personal knowledge by an older family member or an older friend of family who has knowledge of facts 
• TWO of three records must be notarized or certified copies of official recorded from independent sources and must have been on file for at least 5 years for applicants five year and older 
• ALL three records must show birth date or age and two of the records must show place of birth 
• ONE of the three records must show full name of father ( if born in wedlock) and full maiden of mother.

Records Normally Accepted as Proofs

1. Hospital birth record 
2. Attendants record ( Dr. or midwife) 
3. Immunization record 
4. Early school record 
5. Birth certificate of child of applicant NUMI report 
7. Voter's registration 
8. Marriage license off applicant 
9. Census record 
10. DD 214 Selective service record 
11. Insurance application 
12. Employment record 
13. Affidavit of personal knowledge

 

Office Hours
Monday-Friday: 8am-5pm

Marriage Licenses are issued:
Monday-Friday: 8am-4:30pm

Passports (By appointment only)
919-209-8327
Appointment Times:
Monday-Friday: 8:30am-4pm

We are located at:
207 East Johnston St. Suite 209
Smithfield, NC 27577