With the Introduction of our electronic issuance system, all county health departments can issue any birth or death certificates that have been registered statewide with our office. You will no longer have to travel to the county where the birth or death occurred. Identification will be required at the time of submission of your application and fees payable. IF you are not a qualified applicant, (parent, child, or spouse), you will also need to present any documents to support your right to the certificate. Entitlement documents can include custody orders, letters or testamentary, insurance policies denoting the beneficiaries, etc.
Tennessee Office of Vital Records does not directly accept online orders. However, for your convenience, we have contracted with an independent company to provide you with this service. VitalChek is the only official vendor authorized by the state of Tennessee to process credit / debit card transactions for online orders. Any additional fees will be collected by the independent company.
Any person who willfully and knowingly provides any false information on a certificate, record or report required by Chapter 382, Florida Statutes, or on an application or affidavit, or who obtains confidential information from any Vital Record under false or fraudulent purposes, commits a felony of the third degree, punishable as provided in Chapter 775, Florida Statutes.
VitalChek is our only contracted vendor for the Florida Bureau of Vital Statistics. We do not recommend using any other online vendor. The application process requires you to share personal information, so security and confidentiality is critical. We can only guarantee your privacy if you order through VitalChek.
Normal processing time for computer generated birth certificates is 3 to 5 business days, not including shipping time to and from our office. Photocopy generated certificates and amended records require additional processing time.
View requirements for birth certificates and/or death certificates before placing an order. Orders sent without proper identification or documentation will be returned without being processed.
These orders will be processed through VitalChek Network, Inc. VitalChek is an independent company that the Indiana Department of Health Division of Vital Records has partnered with to provide this service, and is the only IDOH-authorized and approved vendor for online ordering.
The form includes applicable fees, identification requirements, and the mailing address. The cost for the first certificate is $10.00 and $4.00 for each additional copy. Please make checks payable to the Indiana Department of Health.
The form includes applicable fees, identification requirements, and mailing the address. The cost for the first certificate is $10.00 and $4.00 for each additional copy. Please make checks payable to the Indiana Department of Health.
Only individuals with specific qualifying relationships to the subject of the record can receive a birth certificate or Heirloom birth certificate. Identity and proof of qualifying relationship documentation is required.
Birth certificates serve as official documents printed on certified security paper and used for legal purposes to prove a life event. Uses include proving identity, citizenship, and relationship to others in order to get a passport or driver license, adding a child to health insurance, enrolling a child in school, or obtaining Social Security or other benefits and services.
If you have not submitted a request for a birth certificate by placing an order online, phone, mail, or in-person and submitted identification and proof of eligibility documentation, you will not receive a birth certificate.
New parents complete a Washington State Birth Filing Form at the hospital or birth center after delivery, not an application to order a birth certificate. The first birth certificate issued for a birth is NOT free and hospitals and birth centers cannot order a birth certificate on your behalf. The hospital may have provided you with your local county health department birth certificate order form, which requires a fee.
The Governor signs each Washington State Heirloom birth certificate individually. For this reason, it can take up to 8 - 10 weeks for you to receive an Heirloom Birth Certificate after we receive your order.
If you want to use a certified document in another country, you may need an apostille from the Secretary of State. For example, a birth certificate issued in the state of Washington that you want to use in another country, may require an apostille.
Follow the guidance below to place a standard order for a certificate (birth, death, marriage, divorce, or fetal death report). Forms, processing times, typical fees, payment, and mailing instructions are included.
Walk-in (in-person) certificate service is available by appointment only. Expedited processing fees ($15) apply in addition to the fees assessed for the service you are requesting. To make an appointment for expedited certificate purchase walk-in services, please use the NC Vital Records Appointments calendar or call 919-733-3000, Option 3.
Did You Know Alternatively, you may order a birth, death or marriage certificate from your Register of Deeds in the county where the event took place. Divorce certificates may also be obtained from the clerk of court in the county where the divorce is filed.
Please note for orders placed through our office there is a $24 search (and one copy) fee that is non-refundable, even if a record is not found, so we must process payments before completing the order. Due to order volume and system migrations from paper to electronic, there will usually be a time gap between your payment being processed and orders being completed and delivered to you, especially if there are issues to be researched and addressed with orders (e.g., amendments to certificates). If a record is not found during the search, then we will be in touch. Payments above the $24 search fee can be refunded when a record is not found and an order is cancelled. See our current processing times for different certificate and order types.
In order to request a copy of a birth certificate you must complete the form Application for Search of Birth Record Files. To learn more, see FORMS located in the right-hand column. Completely fill out the form. Submit it with the following information:
For $15 for the first copy of a birth certificate and $2 for each additional copy of the same certificate requested at the same time, you will obtain a birth certificate with information collected at the time of your birth (information has varied throughout the years).
Vital records are the legal records documenting a vital event, such as a birth, death, marriage, Oregon Registered Domestic Partnership, divorce, or fetal death. Birth certificates are the primary documents used to establish identity. The Center for Health Statistics has birth and death records dating from 1903, marriage records from 1906, and divorce certificates (not decrees) from 1925.
You may need a copy of a birth certificate for identification, a passport application, or applying for social security. You can order a copy of a birth certificate (with a raised seal) online, by mail, by phone, or in person.
The fastest way to get your birth certificate is through a Minnesota county vital records office. Apply in person or by mail. One certified copy of a birth certificate costs $26. No-cost birth certificates are available for homeless youth and veterans. See the sections below for more information about no-cost birth certificates.
A homeless youth birth certificate is an official legal document. It expires six months from the date issued. You may request this certificate at no cost from any Minnesota vital records office if you are homeless, 24 years old or younger, and born in Minnesota.
A VA birth certificate is an official legal document. The VA birth certificate is printed with a statement across the top of the document that limits how you can use the certificate. Use a VA birth certificate to present a claim to the United States Veterans Administration. Or use it in connection with any veteran's organization or the Department of Veterans Affairs. Fill out the Birth Certificate Application (PDF) and on page two, complete Section F.
You may buy a birth certificate for a person born in Minnesota from any Minnesota county vital records office. Or you may order a birth certificate from the state vital records office. For births before 1900, make your request to the county in which the birth occurred or the state vital records office.
The U.S. Department of Homeland Security extended the REAL ID enforcement deadline to May 7, 2025. When you apply for your REAL ID, you must provide documents required by federal law. One document you can use is a certified copy of your birth certificate. If you were born in Minnesota, request your birth certificate now, and avoid the rush.
As COVID-19 restrictions ease, the King County Vital Statistics Office is open on a limited basis from 1:00-3:00 pm, Monday - Friday for pick-up ONLY of pre-ordered Will Call Request at 201 S Jackson St. Seattle, WA 98104. Birth and death certificates may continue to be ordered online, by mail or over the phone. Specialists are available to answer questions over the phone at 206-897-5100 during the hours of 9:30 am -4:00 pm. More information regarding Will Call and all other services can be found on this site.
Beginning on January 1, 2021, a new vital records law goes into effect that changes the ordering requirements for birth certificates. For increased security of personal information, only individuals with specific relationships to the person on the birth record being requested can receive a birth certificate. Identity and proof documentation will be required. Download a flyer to learn more (PDF) 59ce067264