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Oregon State Vital Records Counters are CLOSED until further notice. 

See Get Vital Records for ordering options.

FEMA COVID-19 funeral assistance program 

How to order

  • Address:
    800 NE Oregon Street, Suite 205
    Portland, OR 97232
    Driving Directions
    • Cost:
      $28.00 nonrefundable fee for the first record, which includes a $3.00 security fee for applicant identity verification. $25.00 for each additional copy of the same record ordered at the same time. Additional $5 charge for each full image birth certificate. Full image records are available for births from 1903-2007. $25.00 nonrefundable fee for other records requested as part of a group order.
    • Payment:
      All major company credit or debit cards, cash, money orders, and EFT for personal checks accepted.
    • Requirements:
    • Processing Time:
      15 minutes to enter order at self-service kiosk, and from 30 minutes to an hour for record to be made and released. Some full image records will not be available the same day but will be mailed or made available for pickup the next work day. Amendments are not completed while you wait.

    Customers applying in person use self-service kiosks to place their orders. The identity of customers will be checked using a questionnaire based on public records generated by LexisNexis. To generate this questionnaire, you will be asked to enter your Social Security Number (SSN) as part of the application process. Your SSN and answers to the quiz will not be stored with your application information.

    Persons ordering must show a valid ID or alternative identifying documents. If you cannot provide information or documents, we recommend that you have another eligible family member order your record for you. The person who comes to the office to order the record must be eligible to order it.

    The non-refundable fee for one record search is $28.00 at the public counter. This fee includes a $3.00 identity authentication fee in addition to the $25.00 record search fee. Additional copies of the same record ordered at the same time are $25.00. For long form, full image birth certificates, there is an additional $5 fee per certificate.

    Payment can be made by credit card, debit card, cash or money order. If a personal or business check is used, it must be accepted by the electronic funds transfer software (EFT). A credit union ATM is available in the building. Once an order is submitted and a record search begins, no cancellations or refunds can be made for the first record search fee.

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