The Guilford County Department of Public Health Vital Records Division processes and maintains birth and death events that have occurred in the County of Guilford.

FAQS

What other services are performed by the Vital Records Division?

  • Affidavit of Parentage
  • Birth Certificates for Home Births
  • Burial Transit Permits
  • Disinterment/Reinternments
  • Communicable Disease Letters for Out of Country Remains Removal
  • On & Offsite Funeral Home training

How do I make an appointment for an Affidavit of Parentage or Home Birth Certificate?

To make an appointment, please contact either the Greensboro Vital Records Office at 336-641-3283 or the High Point Vital Records Office at 336-641-7991. Affidavit of Parentage forms can also be completed at the County Clerk of Court’s Office.

Where do I fax a Notification of Death for Guilford County?

For Greensboro deaths, please fax to 336-641-8141 (Greensboro Deaths) or 336-641-7987 (High Point Deaths).

Where do I mail completed death certificates for processing prior to being sent to Register of Deeds?

Greensboro Deaths                                                         High Point Deaths

Guilford Co. Dept. of Public Health                                  Guilford Co. Dept. of Public Health

Attn: Vital Records                                                            Attn: Vital Records

P.O. Box 14639                                                                501 E. Green Dr.

Greensboro, NC 27405                                                    High Point, NC 27265

How do I check the status of a pending death certificate to determine if it has been received and processed?

Greensboro Deaths                                                            High Point Deaths

Joyce Johnson, PH Records Registrar                              Leslie Barbee, PH Records Registrar

(336) 641-3750                                                                (336) 641-7991

jjohnso@guilfordcountync.gov                                         lbarbee@guilfordcountync.gov

How to do I obtain a signed Burial Transit Permit during and after hours?

Funeral Homes may use the following methods to obtain a signed Burial Transit Permit:

-Fax completed Burial Transit Permits for signature to 336-641-8141 (Greensboro Deaths) or 336-641-7987 (High Point Deaths) during regular business hours.

-Visit either our Greensboro or High Point Vital Records Office to obtain a signature for the Burial Transit Permit.

**For Burial Transit Permits needing signature after 5:00pm, please visit the Guilford County Sheriff’s Department located at 400 W Washington St Greensboro NC 27401 or the hospital in which the remains are located may complete this request.**

How do I contact the State Medical Examiners’ Office for final results on pending Medical Examiner cases?

Please contact the North Carolina Office of the Chief Medical Examiner (OCME) at 919-743-9000 (1-800-672-7024) or via their website at http://www.ocme.dhhs.nc.gov/

Where can I obtain a certified copy of a birth or death certificate?

Please contact the Guilford County Register of Deeds at (336) 641-7556 or by visiting their website at http://www.myguilford.com/rod/

Where can I obtain a copy of a fetal death or stillbirth report?

Please contact the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services Division of Public Health-Vital Records Unit at (919) 733-3000. An Application for a Copy of a North Carolina Report of Fetal Death and/or Certificate of Birth Resulting in Stillbirth must be completed and can be found by clicking here.

Where can I receive information on Green Burials?

Please contact either the Greensboro Vital Records Office at 336-641-3823, 336-641-3750 or the High Point Vital Records Office at 336-641-7991.

Helpful Information & Forms

(Please click on the topic to be directed to the information or form)

NC General Statues for Vital Statistics

North Carolina Funeral Board

Funeral Directors Administrative Codes & General Statues

Laser-Printed NC Death Certificate Requirements

Instructions for Nitro Reader & Paper Requirements for Printing PDF Fill-In Death Certificates

NC Medical Board Licensee Search

Burial Transit Form

Notification of Death Form

Supplement Report of Cause of Death

NC Vital Records Supplies Order Form