G.S. 130A-93

The names of children and parents, the addresses of parents (other than county of residence and postal code), and the Social Security numbers of parents contained in birth records in the possession of the state DHHS, local health departments, or local register of deeds offices are not subject to public disclosure under the state’s public records law (G.S. Ch. 132). All other birth data contained in birth records filed with the register of deeds is open to public examination.
Except as otherwise provided, the state registrar and other officials authorized to issue certified copies of vital records may provide certified copies of birth certificates and other vital records only to a person who is requesting a copy of his or her own vital records (or that of the person’s spouse, sibling, direct ancestor or descendant, or stepparent or stepchild), a person seeking information for a legal determination of personal or property rights, or an authorized agent, attorney or legal representative of a person described above.

Children's Services

State statute

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