As explained by the North Carolina General Statute 130A-93, only the following can obtain certified copies of documents.
Anyone is able to apply for uncertified copies as they are part of the public record.
You can apply for a birth, death, or marriage certificate in person, online, or by mail.
Fees for certified copies are $10.00 each and uncertified copies are $1.00 each. We accept money orders, cash or credit card payments. (Additional fee is charged if paying by credit card)
If the parents are not married, they will need to have an affidavit of parentage filled out at the Health Department. Both parents need to go together with picture ID. If parents are married, please contact the Register of Deeds office at 704-283‐3610.
You will need to provide an early school record for proof of the correct spelling of the name. If the child is under school age, you may need to provide hospital record or immunization record. Please call the Register of Deeds office for further information at 704-283‐3610.
Register of Deeds
P. O. Box 248
Monroe, NC 28111
The Register of Deeds office provides a standardized, permanent record of real estate ownership and transfers in Union County. Our office records deeds, deeds of trust, cancellations, plats, assumed names, powers of attorney and other miscellaneous documents related to real estate. Our office also records and issues birth certificates, death certificates, marriage certificates, marriage licenses, military discharges, and maintains the records of notary public commissions.