Rutherford County Vital Records (North Carolina)

Rutherford County Clerks file important documents and preserve vital records in Rutherford County, NC. The Clerk’s office is a valuable source for Rutherford County vital records, which are available as public records. The office maintains Rutherford County birth certificates, death certificates, and marriage records, in addition to divorce decrees. Many Clerk’s Offices have vital records dating back to the 1800s, making them an excellent source for Rutherford County genealogical research. Most Clerk’s Offices provide online ordering forms to request vital records.

Ellenboro Town Clerk Ellenboro NC 163 Depot Street 28040 828-453-8611

Forest City Clerk Forest City NC 128 North Powell Street 28043 828-248-5202

Rutherford County Clerk Rutherfordton NC 289 North Main Street 28139 828-287-6045


Rutherford County Health Departments maintain vital records for their municipality and make them available to the public in Rutherford County, NC. A Department of Health can issue certified copies of vital records including Rutherford County birth certificates, death certificates, marriages certificates and licenses, and divorces decrees. Health Departments have Rutherford County vital records dating back to the 1800s, making them an excellent source for genealogical research. Health Departments provide online ordering forms to request vital records.

Cleveland County Health Department Spindale NC 187 West Main Street 28160 828-287-8728

Rutherford Polk Mcdowell District Health Department Spindale NC 221 Callahan Koon Road 28160 828-287-6488

Rutherford County Marriage License Offices provide marriage licenses to couples who plan to marry in Rutherford County, NC. They are typically a division of the local county clerk or the health department. Marriage License Offices also maintain copies of marriage licenses, which are public Rutherford County vital records. Rutherford County Marriage License Offices provide online search tools to locate marriage licenses. To access older marriage licenses, you may need to apply in person or by mail.

Rutherford County Marriage License Rutherfordton NC 229 North Main Street 28139


Rutherford County Town Hall or City Halls are the chief administrative office in Rutherford County, NC. Town and City Halls often maintain records related to their municipality, including Rutherford County vital records. You can find Rutherford County birth certificates, death certificates, marriage licenses, and divorce decrees at the Town Hall or City Hall. In some locations, these vital records are available online or by filling out an online request form.

Bostic Town Hall Bostic NC 104 Pearidge Road 28018 828-245-5108

Forest City Hall Forest City NC 128 N Powell St 28043 828-245-0148

Forest Town Hall Forest City NC 128 N Powell St 28043 828-245-4747

Rutherfordton City Hall Rutherfordton NC 221 Northview-Dorsey Street 28139 828-287-7943