Title 31, Chapter 10, Section 6
(a) The state registrar may appoint a local registrar and local
custodian for each county and a special abstracting agent as
necessary. Appointees must meet the qualifications and perform the
duties required by this chapter and regulations of the department.
A local registrar, subject to the approval of the state registrar,
may appoint a deputy or deputies. A local custodian, subject to the
approval of the state registrar, may appoint a clerk or clerks of
(b) Local registrars shall collect and receive vital records, review
them for accuracy and completeness, and keep and submit other
reports as may be required by the department.
(c) Local custodians shall file, record, and preserve copies of
vital records and issue certified copies provided for by law.
(d) Special abstracting agents shall examine evidence, abstract
evidence onto prescribed forms, and submit such completed forms to
the vital records registration system for the filing of delayed
certificates of birth or the amendment of certificates of live