Vital Records

So you've reached a point in your research where you are ready to take the next step. One way to confirm, deny or discover new information can be found in birth, marriage and death records. Listed below are links to each state's vital records office. The requirements for securing these documents vary by state and will take anywhere from four to six weeks to receive so plan accordingly or be prepared to pay for expedited services which can be costly. Good luck!

Alabama Vital Records
State Department of Public Health
P.O. Box 5625
Montgomery, AL 36103-5625
http://ph.state.al.us/chs/VitalRecords/Death/DEATH.html


Alaska Department of Health and Social Services
Bureau of Vital Statistics
5441 Commercial Boulevard
Juneau, AK 99801
http://www.hss.state.ak.us/dph/bvs/


Arizona Office of Vital Records
Arizona Department of Health Services
150 North 18th Avenue
Phoenix, Arizona 85007
http://www.azdhs.gov/vitalrcd/


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Arkansas Department of Health
Division of Vital Records - Slot 44
4815 W. Markham Street
Little Rock, Arkansas 72205
http://www.healthyarkansas.com/certificates/certificates.html


California Department of Health Services
Office of Vital Records - M.S. 5103
P.O. Box 997410
Sacramento, CA 95899-7410
http://www.dhs.ca.gov/hisp/chs/OVR/OrderCert.htm


Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment
Vital Records Section
4300 Cherry Creek Drive South
HSVRD-VR-A1
Denver, CO 80246-1530
http://www.cdphe.state.co.us/hs/birth.html


State of Connecticut
Department of Public Health
Vital Records Section
410 Capitol Avenue
P.O. Box 340308
MS#11VRS
Hartford, CT 06134-0308
http://www.dph.state.ct.us/OPPE/hpvital.htm


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Delaware Office of Vital Statistics
Division of Public Health
P.O. Box 637
Dover, DE 19903
http://www.dhss.delaware.gov/dhss/dph/ss/vitalstats.html


District of Columbia Department of Health
Vital Records Division
825 North Capitol Street NE
Washington, DC 20002
http://www.dchealth.dc.gov/services/vital_records/index.shtm


Florida Department of Health
Office of Vital Statistics
P.O. Box 210
1217 Pearl Street
Jacksonville, FL 32231-0042
http://www.doh.state.fl.us/planning_eval/vital_statistics/deaths.htm


Georgia Department of Human Resources
Dept. of Vital Records
2600 Skyland Drive, NE
Atlanta, GA 30319-3640
http://health.state.ga.us/programs/vitalrecords/index.asp


Hawaii State Department of Health
Office of Health Status Monitoring
Vital Records Section
P.O. Box 3378
Honolulu, HI 96801-9984
http://www.hawaii.gov/health/vital-records/


Idaho Vital Statistics Unit
Bureau of Health Policy and Vital Statistics
P.O. Box 83720
Boise, ID 83720-0036
http://www.healthandwelfare.idaho.gov


Illinois Division of Vital Records
Illinois Department of Public Health
605 West Jefferson Street
Springfield, IL 62702-5097
http://www.idph.state.il.us/vitalrecords/deathinfo.htm


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Indiana Vital Records Department
State Department of Health
2 North Meridian Street
Indianapolis, IN 46204
http://www.in.gov/isdh/bdcertifs/birth_and_death_certificates.htm


Iowa Department of Public Health
Bureau of Vital Records
Lucas Office Building
321 East 12th Street
Des Moines, IA 50319-0075
http://www.idph.state.ia.us/eh/health_statistics.asp


Kansas Office of Vital Statistics
Curtis State Office Building
1000 SW Jackson, Suite 120
Topeka, KS 66612-2221
http://www.kdhe.state.ks.us/vital/death.html


Kentucky Office of Vital Statistics
275 East Main Street 1EA
Frankfort, KY 40621
http://chfs.ky.gov/dph/vital/


Louisiana Office of Public Health
Vital Records Registry
P.O. Box 60630
New Orleans, LA 70160
http://www.oph.dhh.state.la.us/recordsstatistics/vitalrecords/


Maine Office of Vital Records
Maine Department of Human Services
221 State Street
#11 State House Station
Augusta, ME 04333-0011
http://www.maine.gov/portal/facts_history/vital_records.html


Maryland The Division of Vital Records
6550 Reisterstown Road
Reisterstown Road Plaza
Baltimore, MD 21215
http://mdpublichealth.org/vsa/


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Massachusetts Registry of Vital Records and Statistics
150 Mount Vernon Street
1st Floor
Dorchester, MA 02125-3105
http://www.mass.gov/dph/bhsre/rvr/vrcopies.htm


Michigan Vital Records Request
P.O. Box 30721
Lansing, MI 48909
http://www.michigan.gov/mdch/0,1607,7-132-4645---,00.html


Minnesota Department of Health
Attention: Office of the State Registrar
P.O. Box 9441
Minneapolis, MN 55440-9441
http://www.health.state.mn.us/divs/chs/osr/death.html


Mississippi Vital Records
Public Health Statistics
P.O. Box 1700
Jackson, MS 39215-1700
http://www.health.ms.gov/msdhsite/_static/31,0,109.html


Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services
Bureau of Vital Records
P.O. Box 5702
Jefferson City, MO 651029
http://www.dhss.mo.gov/BirthAndDeathRecords/index.html


Montana Office of Vital Statistics
Department of Public Health and Human Services
111 N Sanders Rm 209
PO BOX 4210
Helena MT 59604
http://vhsp.dphhs.mt.gov/dph_l2.htm


Nebraska Vital Records
P.O. Box 95065
Lincoln, NE 68509-5065
http://www.hhs.state.ne.us/ced/cedindex.htm


Nevada Office of Vital Records and Statistics
Capitol Complex
505 East King Street, Room 102
Carson City, NV 89710-4749
http://health2k.state.nv.us/forms/formindex.htm


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New Hampshire Department of State
Division of Vital Records Administration
29 Hazen Drive
Concord New Hampshire 03301
http://www.sos.nh.gov/vitalrecords/


New Jersey Vital Statistics
Customer Service Unit
PO Box 370
Trenton, NJ 08625-0370
http://www.state.nj.us/health/vital/vital.shtml


New Mexico Vital Records
Post Office Box 26110
Santa Fe, NM 87502
http://dohewbs2.health.state.nm.us/VitalRec/Death%20Certificates.htm


New York Vital Records Section
Certification Unit
800 North Pearl Street
Menands, NY 12204
http://www.health.state.ny.us/vital_records/


New York City Office of Vital Records
125 Worth Street, Box 4, Room 133
New York, NY 10013
http://www.nyc.gov/html/records/html/vitalrecords/home.shtml


North Carolina Vital Records
1903 Mail Service Center
Raleigh, NC 27699-1903
http://vitalrecords.dhhs.state.nc.us/vr/index.html


North Dakota Division of Vital Records
600 E.Boulevard Ave. - Dept. 301
Bismarck, ND 58505-0200
http://www.vitalnd.com/


Ohio Vital Statistics
246 North High Street, 1st Floor
Columbus, OH 43216
http://www.vitalrec.com/oh.html


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Oklahoma Vital Records Service
Oklahoma State Department of Health
1000 Northeast 10th
Oklahoma City, OK 73117
http://www.health.state.ok.us/program/vital/brec.html


Oregon Vital Records
P.O. Box 14050
Portland, OR 97293-0050
http://oregon.gov/DHS/ph/chs/order/index.shtml


Pennsylvania Division of Vital Records
101 South Mercer Street, Room 401
PO Box 1528
New Castle, PA 16101
http://www.dsf.health.state.pa.us


Office of Vital Records
Rhode Island Department of Health
3 Capitol Hill, Room 101
Providence, RI 02908-5097
http://www.health.ri.gov/chic/vital/index.php


South Carolina DHEC
Division of Vital Records
2600 Bull Street
Columbia, South Carolina 29201
http://www.scdhec.net/vr/death.htm


South Dakota Department of Health
600 E. Capitol
Pierre, SD 57501-2536
http://www.state.sd.us/doh/vitalrec/vital.htm


Tennessee Vital Records
Central Services Building
1st Floor
421 5th Avenue North
Nashville, Tennessee 37247
http://www2.state.tn.us/health/vr/index.htm


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Texas Vital Statistics
Department of State Health Services
P.O. Box 12040
Austin, Texas 78711-2040
http://www.tdh.state.tx.us/bvs/registra/certcop.htm


Utah Office of Vital Records and Statistics
288 North 1460 West
PO Box 141012
Salt Lake City, UT 84114-1012
http://health.utah.gov/vitalrecords/silver/deathinfo.htm


Vermont Department of Health
Vital Records Section
P.O. Box 70
108 Cherry Street
Burlington, VT 05402-0070
http://www.healthyvermonters.info/hs/vital/vitalhome.shtml


Virginia Office of Vital Records
and Health Statistics
P.O. Box 1000
Richmond, Virginia
23218-1000
http://www.vdh.state.va.us/vitalrec/index.asp


Washington Department of Health
Center for Health Statistics
P.O. Box 9709
Olympia WA 98507-9709
http://www.doh.wa.gov/ehsphl/chs/cert.htm


West Virginia Vital Registration Office
Room 165
350 Capitol Street
Charleston, WV 25301-3701
http://www.wvdhhr.org/bph/oehp/hsc/vr/birtcert.htm


Wisconsin Vital Records Office
P.O. Box 309
Madison, WI 53701-0309
http://www.dhfs.state.wi.us/vitalrecords/index.htm


Wyoming
Vital Records Services
Hathaway Building
Cheyenne, WY 82002
http://wdh.state.wy.us/vital_records/index.asp


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