Military Records (DD-214)
This document contains information normally needed to verify character and military service for benefits, retirement, employment, and membership in veterans' organizations, etc.
It is also a document that is important following the death of a Veteran, to help the family, secure eligible VA burial benefits.
Once you receive a certified copy of your DD Form 214 upon discharge from active duty or a certified replacement in the mail from the National Personnel Records Center in St. Louis, please stop by your county Register of Deeds' Office to register your DD-214.
If your DD-214 is lost, misplaced or destroyed as in a fire, for example, and you previously registered your document with your county Register of Deeds, you can avoid the average 10 day or longer wait-time to secure another replacement copy from the National Personnel Record Center (NPRC) in St. Louis. Instead, you can quickly get a replacement copy from your county Register of Deeds' office during normal business hours or contact the County Veteran Service Office for assistance.
Your privacy is protected by North Carolina law which requires proof that you are the veteran or eligible next-of-kin or legally appointed representative of the Veteran before access to the DD-214 is granted by the county Register of Deeds' Office.
Please contact us at 919-731-1449 if you have questions.
The Register of Deeds Office records the DD-214 forms. The DD-214 is not public record. Only the Veteran can get a copy. If the Veteran is deceased, the spouse will need to bring a certified copy of the death certificate. Identification is required. GS 47-113.2(b)(1)(a) No fee required to record a DD-214 or to get a certified copy.
For any vital record applications, and notaries, we ask that you please call to schedule an appointment for your visit. You may reach our office at 919-731-1449. We are currently unable to provide amendment services to anyone out of County requesting amendments until further notice.
Marriages are also included in this interruption, until further notice. Unless you are a Funeral Home, this interruption does not apply to you. We are asking the Funeral Homes, any certificates ten or more; you are asked to drop off your request to this office, and we will call you as soon as the certificates are ready.
No changes or restrictions have been placed regarding Real Estate. We are asking, as much as possible, that you reframe from bringing your instruments for recordings in the office of Register of Deeds after 4:30 p.m.
We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause. We are diligently working hard to correct this minor setback. Your cooperation and support in this matter is greatly appreciated.