Birth Certificates

The Register of Deeds office is responsible for maintaining the birth records of anyone born in Scotland County. There are a variety of ways for you to get a copy or certified copy of a birth record including coming to the office, placing a request online or making a request by mail. Please note that certified copies can only be issued to a limited set of relatives (e.g., self, spouse, parents, siblings, children, grandparents, grandchildren) or legal representatives.

The State of North Carolina requires that anyone wishing to obtain a certified copy of a birth certificate must provide a valid ID to identify themselves and pay a fee.

Online Requests
We have partnered with Get Certificates Now to fulfill requests for birth certificates online. As part of your online request, you will need to upload a copy of any of the accepted valid ID's or fax a copy of one of the above accepted valid IDs. Generally we try to process the request within a working day of receipt and then use first class mail to deliver the certificate.

In-Person Requests

Please call us prior to coming in to the office so we can have your request waiting for you when you arrive.

Mail Requests

To obtain a certified copy of a vital record by mail, please send the signed application along with a certified check or money order for payment of the fees, a self-addressed stamped envelope, and a copy of any accepted valid ID's. Should you need expedited mailing, please let us know in advance so we can let you know the added cost.

Please mail to:

Register of Deeds

507 W Covington St.

Laurinburg, NC 28352

Birth Records of Adopted Persons

Birth Certificates of individuals who were adopted are not available at the Scotland County Register of Deeds Office and are only on file at the NC State Office of Vital Records. Contact North Carolina Vital Records for assistance with adoption records at 919-733-3526.