The following items may be corrected upon written request on forms prescribed by the State Registrar properly notarized and signed by the registrant if of legal age or by one or both parents or guardians of a minor child provided that the request is supported by at least one piece of documentary evidence:

(1)           state of birth (deaths),

(2)           birthplace of parents (births),

(3)           county of birth,

(4)           spelling of given names of child (births) after four years of birth,

(5)           spelling of father's or mother's name,

(6)           age of parents,

(7)           sex of child if incorrectly recorded,

(8)           date of birth, and

(9)           hour of birth.

For these corrections, except sex of child and hour of birth, the certificates shall be marked "amended" as shall certified copies subsequently issued.  All available evidence including any which might not have been submitted by the applicant shall be evaluated by the State Registrar.  The existence of inconsistent or conflicting evidence may be considered cause for denying any request for correction in which case the applicant shall be duly advised.


History Note:        Authority G.S. 130A‑92(a)(7);

Eff. February 1, 1976;

Readopted Eff. November 15, 1977;

Amended Eff. February 1, 1994; July 1, 1992.