Step 1. Go to the clerk of court in the county you live in to request a name change to the birth certificate. You will receive an order approving the name change from the clerk, which you will submit with the application to NC Vital Records.
Step 2. You must complete the Birth Certificate Application form, you can download the application online at http://vitalrecords.nc.gov/documents/Appl_BirthCert_GN_fill-in_20150504.pdf. You must include a certified copy of the name change court order along with your request.
Step 3. Mail your Birth Certificate Application form with a $24 search fee (nonrefundable) and a $15 processing fee to NC Vital Records.
North Carolina Vital Records
1903 Mail Service Center
Raleigh, NC 27699-1900
Note that there is an additional charge of $24 for the first copy of the requested certificate, and $15 more for each additional copy of the same certificate.
For any further questions about amending a birth certificate go to http://vitalrecords.nc.gov or call NC Vital Records at (919) 733-3000
If you need to speak with a family law attorney in Huntersville or Ballantyne, contact Adkins Law to arrange a consultation.