Military Discharge

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All Military discharge records (DD214's) are recorded, registered and filed in the register of deeds office in person with proper identification.

Certified copies are also issued in person with proper identification. For further information and/or restrictions please see General statute 47.110 and 47.113.2 or contact the register of deeds office at 919-560-0493 Monday-Friday from 8:30AM - 5:00PM

The Durham County Register of Deeds office records military separation documents known as a DD214 record in accordance with N.C.G.S. § 47-110.

Military discharges have restricted public access in accordance with N.C.G.S. § 47-113(2).

There is no charge to record or obtain a copy of a military discharge.

Documents can be recorded Monday – Friday, 8:30am – 4:45pm (Except Major Holidays)

The service member must provide a government- issued ID to record or obtain certified copies of military discharges. However, there is a statute that allows authorized parties to record or request certified copies of recorded military discharges.

Authorized parties include:

  • Subject of the record
  • Widow or widower of deceased spouse
  • Agents and representatives of the subject authorized in writing by the subject
  • Authorized agents of Veterans Affairs
  • Authorized court official with an interest in assisting the subject
  • NC State Archives

For additional information, contact the office of Veteran’s Affairs

Lois Harvin-Ravin , Director
414 East Main Street, 1st Floor
Durham, NC 27701
Phone: 919-560-8387
FAX: 919-560-7229
Hours: 8:30 am-4:00 pm

 Durham County Thank-A-Vet Campaign

Durham County Register of Deeds will kick off their campaign encouraging all veterans to record their military discharge documents on Thursday, November 15, 2018, 11:00am – 3:00pm. To show appreciation to veterans who participate in the campaign, the Register of Deeds will issue a “Thank-A-Vet” Photo ID. This photo identification will afford our Veteran’s a discount at participating vendors discretion.

Military Discount Programs 

On the first day of the campaign, veterans should visit the Register of Deeds Office in the County’s Administration II Building, located at 201 E. Main Street.

Thank-A-Vet identification cards will be issued other times, Monday-Friday, from 2 p.m. until 4 p.m. (excluding holidays) in the Register of Deeds office.

Any questions regarding the Thank-A-Vet initiative, please contact Stephanie Robeson @ (919)560-0475.