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To protect the health and safety of our visitors, and staff as the state responds to the continuing outbreak of novel Coronavirus (Covid-19), our Vital Records offices in Greensboro and High Point are making the following adjustments in services until further notice:

Effective Monday, March 23rd, 2020 no walk-ins related to death certificate processing will be accepted until further notice.  Funeral Home Representatives, Medical Examiners, Hospital Personnel, and all other Partners may use the below options to submit death certificates for processing:

Greensboro Death Certificates can be mailed to Guilford County Department of Public Health, Attn: Vital Records, P.O. Box 14639, Greensboro, NC 27415 while High Point Death Certificates can be mailed to Guilford County Department of Public Health, Attn: Vital Records 501 E. Green Drive, High Point, NC 27260

Vital Records drop boxes can also be used.  Drop boxes are located at the Guilford County Department of Health and Human Services Building, 1203 Maple Street, Greensboro, NC 27405, near the rear employee entrance or at the Guilford County Department of Public Health Building, 501 E. Green Drive, High Point, NC 27260, near front entrance. 

Death Certificates received from drop boxes or via mail will be processed within 24-48 hours (excluding holidays or weekends) and submitted to Register of Deeds for certification. 

Notifications of Deaths, burial transits (during regular business hours), corrections and other related requests can continue to be faxed to either our Greensboro Vital Records Office at 336-641-8141 or High Point Vital Records Office at 336-641-7987 and will be processed within 24-48 hours (excluding holidays or weekends).   

Birth certificates will continue to be processed on normal schedule using the North Carolina Electronic Births Registration system along with evaluating requests for home birth and Affidavit of Parentage appointments on a case by case basis.

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

Greensboro Deaths
Tamara Clarke, Administrative Services Supervisor
(336) 641-3283
tclarke@guilfordcountync.gov

Nakai Fludd, PH Records Registrar
(336)641-3160
nfludd@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 after hours?

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 to complete 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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