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Important Birth Registration Information

 

Births Occurring at Cumberland County Hospitals

Births that occur at area hospitals are registered through that medical facility. Births that occur in the presence of a certified nurse midwife are processed and submitted to the Local Registrar by the certified midwife on the mother's behalf.

Certificates for births and deaths that occur in Cumberland County can be ordered, for a fee, from the Cumberland County Register of Deeds.

 

Home Births

In accordance with NC General Statute 130A-(90-121), all birth records should be filed with the Local Registrar within 5 days of occurrence. After being processed by the Deputy Registrar, copies of these certificates are filed with the Cumberland County Register of Deeds and the original documents are submitted to NC State Vital Records where they are maintained.  

For births occurring at home where no certified midwife is present, the mother is responsible for registering the birth with the Local Registrar. The following information is required for this process:

  • Home Birth Registration form
  • Proof of delivery or pregnancy (records of prenatal care, ultrasound, etc.)
  • Proof of address where birth occurred (i.e. utility bill delivered by USPS)
  • Social Security cards for both parents
  • Current ID or valid government issued ID (see acceptable IDs listed below)

Call for appointment at 910-433-3715

Affidavits of Parentage

The Deputy Registrar can provide assistance with filing Affidavits of Parentage for children born out of wedlock. The following items should be brought to your appointment:

  • A certified copy of the child’s birth certificate or mother’s copy from the hospital of birth
  • Social security cards for mother, father, and child (if applicable)
  • Current ID or valid government issued ID (see acceptable IDs listed below)

Accepted forms of ID

  • State-issued driver’s license
  • State-issued non-driver photo ID
  • Passport
  • US military ID (with signature)
  • Veteran’s ID card
  • Tribal enrollment card
  • Work authorization card
  • Permanent Resident card

 

Fetal Death Reports

Fetal death reports (still birth) can be requested from The NC Vital Records office.  Any questions about this process can be directed to NC Vital Records at (919) 733-3000.

 

Births Occurring Outside of Cumberland County

Certificates of events that occurred outside of Cumberland County, NC should be requested from the county or state of birth. Contact information for Vital Records across the United States can be found online through the CDC.

 

Births Occurring Outside the United States 

For individuals born outside the United States with parents who are U.S. citizens, certificates can be obtained by contacting:

U.S. Department of State
Washington Passport Agency
1111 19th Street NW, Suite 300
Washington DC 20522-1705
(202) 647-0518

 

The Health Director serves as the Local Registrar. In accordance with NC General Statute 130A Article 4, all birth and death records should be filed with the Local Registrar within five days of occurrence. The Deputy Registrar receives and processes certificates, making necessary corrections with proper documentation. After being processed by the Deputy Registrar, copies of these certificates are filed with the Cumberland County Register of Deeds and the original documents are submitted to NC State Vital Records Office where they are maintained.

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1235 Ramsey Street
Fayetteville, NC 28301

Phone:  910-433-3600
Fax: 910-433-3659
Phone TTY: 910-223-9386

Director: Dr. Jennifer Green
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Vital Records

Phone:  910-433-3715
Fax:  910-433-3895
Hours:  Monday - Friday
  8 a.m.-5 p.m.