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Details for Service Vital Records
Service Name Vital Records Program Name Data Collection and Analysis
Goal Manage resources to provide effective and efficient delivery of services to North Carolinians.
Objective Assure that children and/or adults receive needed and effective health and safety services through data tracking, research and evaluation.
Division Division of Public Health
Service Description

 Vital Records service collects the records of important human events, including births, deaths, marriages, divorces and fetal deaths, and archives them in a systematic manner so the records can be retrieved as needed. 

- Where the records come from: Local partners (such as county Register of Deeds, health departments, hospitals and funeral homes) gather and process information on occurrences of vital events. Vital Records staff members review electronic and paper records for completeness and accuracy. Vital Records provides training and technical assistance for local partners.

- How certificates are issued: Vital record certificates are issued in person and by mail; the program collects fees for those records.

- Where reports are sent: Vital Records reports data to federal programs such as the Center for Disease Control and Prevention National Center  for Health Statistics and the Social Security Administration. The State Center for Health Statistics receives data extracts. Death reports are sent to Clerks of Court and N.C. Division of Motor Vehicles.

- Other services: Vital Records provides consultation to the public and to partner agencies for changes to certificates, helping to ensure legal compliance. Vital Records processes Special Registrations (adoptions, paternities, name changes, amendments).


The service benefits the general population of North Carolina.



Web Site http://vitalrecords.nc.gov Year First Initiated 1913
Available State Wide Yes Geographic Area Served
Grants Provided No Competitive Bidding No
Competitive Bidding Details
Waiting List No Waiting List Start Date
Number Waiting
Waiting List Details

Income Eligibility
Income Eligibility No
Income Eligibility Method
Income Eligibility Type
Whose Income Eligibility
Income Disregard No
Income Disregard Desc
Income Verified No
Income Verified Method
Income Criteria
Income Eligibility Change
Income Eligibility Method Prior To Change
Income Eligibility Other

Target Population
Age Range Start Age Range End
0 100+

Legal Authority
Authorization Level Authorization Type Citation
State Statute GS 130A-91

Budget Information
State Fiscal Year (SFY) 2023
As of the month of September 2022
Authorized Budget Fiscal Year 2023 SFY 2022-2023 Year To Date Expenditures Balance
Salary and Fringes (1X) 4,194,862 599,436 3,595,426
Salary Other (1X) 9,426 4,504 4,922
Operating (2X-5X) 588,817 317,613 271,204
Contracts/Allocations (6X) 83,461 0 83,461
Reserves (7X) 0 0 0
Transfers (8X) 0 0 0
Total Requirements 4,876,566 921,553 3,955,013
Receipts-Federal 94,927 33,857 61,070
Receipts- Local receipts 0 0 0
Receipts- Other receipts 3,472,085 848,848 2,623,237
Total Receipts 3,567,012 882,705 2,684,307
General Fund Appropriations 1,309,554 38,848 1,270,706
State Local Other
0 0 0
State Local
0 0