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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.

Frequently Asked Questions

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
Guilford Co. Dept. of Public Health
Attn: Vital Records
P.O. Box 14639
Greensboro, NC 27405

High Point Deaths
Guilford Co. Dept. of Public Health
Attn: Vital Records
501 E. Green Dr.
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
Joyce Johnson, PH Records Registrar
(336) 641-3750
jjohnso@guilfordcountync.gov

High Point Deaths
Leslie Barbee, PH Records Registrar
(336) 641-7991
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 www.ocme.dhhs.nc.gov.

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

Please visit the Guilford County Register of Deeds or call (336) 641-7556.

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.

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.

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