Effective 11/1/2010 Johnston County Register of Deeds will be able to issue statewide birth certificates

Smithfield NC- Effective November 1, 2010, citizens of Johnston County can obtain their birth certificates, if they were born in another North Carolina County. 


Linda Brinkley, State Registrar and Director of Vital Records of North Carolina announced this new program.  The cost of obtaining a birth certificate with this new system will cost $24.00. Any additional certificates from the same search will be $15.00 each.  These fees are set by the NC Vital Records Department.  The program only involves  persons who were born from 1971 to present and those who were not adopted. 


The fee for a birth certificate of $10 has not changed if you were born in Johnston County.


I am delighted to offer this service to the citizens of Johnston County. I have been working with state vital records to bring this service to our county for sometime now.  Citizens who were born in other counties would have to drive to that county or to Raleigh to obtain their birth certificate.  This new program saves time and money for the citizens. I will continue to look at ways to save money to the citizens of Johnston County. 


If you have any questions, feel free to contact Craig Olive at (919) 989 5160


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Monday-Friday: 8am-5pm


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