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N.C. Vital Records Telephone: 919-733-3000

Fax: 919-733-1511

Office Hours for Walk-In Service: Monday through Friday, 8:00 AM-3:00 PM.

Main Switchboard Hours: Monday through Friday, 8:00 AM-5:00 PM.

Mailing Address

North Carolina Vital Records
1903 Mail Service Center
Raleigh, NC 27699-1903

Physical Location

North Carolina Vital Records (Cooper Memorial Health Building)
225 N. McDowell St.
Raleigh, NC 27603-1382

Parking for the Cooper Building

One handicap space is available on McDowell Street in front of the Cooper Building. Public parking is available in Visitors Lots (see areas in pink on the map below). The parking fee is $2 per hour, payable on exit. The entrance to the Cooper Building faces McDowell Street (east).

Directions to N.C. Vital Records (Cooper Memorial Health Building)

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Map of Downtown Raleigh showing Parking Locations

FROM West/Northwest I-40 US 70

I-40: Take exit 289 onto Wade Avenue. As Wade Avenue ends, exit right onto Capital Boulevard South towards downtown. (Capital Boulevard becomes Dawson Street.) Merge into the left lane and go to the second light (Dawson and Jones Streets). Turn left on Jones Street. Go one block and turn left on McDowell Street.

US 70: US 70 becomes Glenwood Avenue. Stay on Glenwood to Wade Avenue. Cross the overpass and exit on Wade Avenue East. As Wade Avenue ends, exit right onto Capital Boulevard South towards downtown. (Capital Boulevard becomes Dawson Street.) Go to the second light (Dawson and Jones Streets) and turn left on Jones Street. Go one block and turn left on McDowell Street.

FROM Northeast US 64 US 1 and US 401

US 64: Continue on New Bern Avenue (inbound New Bern Avenue becomes Edenton Street) to the intersection of Edenton and McDowell Streets. Turn right on McDowell Street. Go two blocks.

US 1 and US 401: Continue on Capital Boulevard to Lane Street, but merge into the left lane as you get closer to downtown. (Capital Boulevard becomes Dawson Street.) Go to the second light (Dawson and Jones Streets) and turn left on Jones Street. Go one block and turn left on McDowell Street.

FROM East/ Southeast I-40 US 70

US 70: US 70 merges into US 401. Continue north. US 401 connects with South Saunders Street and later becomes McDowell Street. Get in the left lane and continue on McDowell Street.

I-40: Exit I-440 West. Proceed to the South Saunders Street exit and exit right. Travel north on South Saunders Street, which becomes McDowell Street. Get in the left lane and continue on McDowell Street.

FROM South/ Southwest US 1 and US 64/US 401

US 1 and US 64: Exit onto I-440 East and proceed to South Saunders Street. Exit at South Saunders Street and go north on South Saunders Street, which later becomes McDowell Street. Get in the left lane and continue on McDowell Street.

US 401: Proceed north onto South Saunders Street, which becomes McDowell Street. Get in the left lane and continue on McDowell Street.