Marriage Licenses are issued by appointment only - please contact 336-401-8150 to schedule an appointment.
For online certified copies of birth certificates, death certificates and marriage licenses, click the link and follow the instructions: https://www.getcertificatenow.com/surry
Vital Record Request Form
The marriage records are available in book format and have also been scanned and can be seen and copied from the imaging system in the office. Marriage records have also been indexed on computer. There are indexes of all marriages by groom and by bride. The index is in book form and can also be found on the office imaging system.
Original birth records are available. Certified copies are created from computerized birth data from the original record. Also, all births have been indexed in the computer. The birth records where the child is not given a surname are indexed under "not stated." Birth records for those who have been adopted are no longer on record in the local Register of Deeds Office and can only be obtained from Vital Records in Raleigh.
The records are in book format and are also accessible from the office imaging system. There is a computerized index of deaths as well.
The military records filed in the office include discharges, enlistment records, and miscellaneous records including certifications and some death notices. Provisions for the filing of veteran's records were enacted near the end of World War I. A few of the military records go back to the 1890's. Per N.C.G.S. 47-113.2(b)(1) military records only become public record after being recorded for 80 years.
W. Todd Harris
Register of Deeds, Surry County
PO Box 303
201 E. Kapp Street
Dobson, NC 27017