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Fees for birth, marriage, death certificates to rise

Posted August 23, 2009

— It will soon cost more to prove that a person was born, married, divorced or died in North Carolina.

Under the new state budget, fees for one copy of a birth, death, marriage and divorce certificate will increase from $15 to $24, starting Monday. The fee for additional copies will remain at $15.

The cost for a search of such records even if no copy is made will also rise to $24.

New forms requesting copies of certificates are available online from the North Carolina Vital Records. Forms mailed or postmarked from Aug. 24 must include the new fee, or they will be returned.

Vital records are also available from the local Register of Deeds in the county where the event took place.


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  • Tired of thoughtlessness Aug 24, 2009

    Is it really that big of a deal? In one person's lifetime this may not be more than $100.

  • commonsence Aug 24, 2009

    That is a 60% increase! Does not this fall undet the gouging law?

  • dogman1973 Aug 24, 2009

    The "guvment" gets you coming into this world and then they get you when you are going out!

  • CrewMax Aug 24, 2009

    I have a birth certificate, but you'll just have to trust me on that.

  • scientistjo Aug 24, 2009

    "To the person that left the comment about Bush leaving us in this mess..I believe that Clinton started it all..."

    I think Ronald Reagan started it all.

  • ncguy Aug 24, 2009

    Ah yes the nickel and diming Democrats...

  • Professor Aug 24, 2009

    Anything to get and extra dollar or two. NC needs to think about getting job here.

  • 4Cats Aug 24, 2009

    MakoII "Personally, they should start taxing extra pets. "

    Mako, they already tax each pet a person owns. I pay $10 per year on each of my cats. This would be a lot higher if they weren't neutered.

  • MakoII Aug 24, 2009

    The issue of "paying more taxes" is to me often covering up the issue of "what we get FOR our taxes".

    Other countries get more services for less than our government spends.

    And efforts to reform this are met with stiff opposition BY the same many who also oppose more taxes.

    Why NOT instead try and get MORE bang for the buck since that is EASIER than getting money back FROM politicians?

    Talk about waste in government spending and employees?

    How does the Insurance Industry currently get away under THAT radar, who are actively employing 50,000 people to kill reform of an area where OUR government ALREADY spends more than every other government PER PERSON.

    You can try and get your money back, but it won't happen.

    How about trying to REFORM the system to get at least BETTER SERVICE for the money you are ALREADY paying out?

  • LambeauSouth Aug 24, 2009

    Wow, they get ya coming and going!