Vital Records – Birth and Death Certificates

Birth Certificates
To request registered copies of birth or death certificates, please contact the Polk County Register of Deeds at 828-894-8450

Home Births 
To request information for a home birth (born in Polk County), please contact:

  • Lisa Terwilliger, Vital Records
  • Polk County Health and Human Services
  • Phone: 828-894-8271 option 4.
  • Email address:     

Funeral Home Information

Funeral homes should fax a Notification of Death or Burial Transit to Polk County Health and Human Services:

  • Lisa Terwilliger, Vital Records
  • Phone:828-894-8271 option 4
  • Fax: 828-894-8678
  • 2881 NC 108 Hwy E, Columbus, NC 28722
  • Email address: