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Ordering By Mail

How to order

Send an order form with complete record information.

  • Cost:
    $25.00 nonrefundable fee for the first record. $25.00 for each additional copy of the same record ordered at the same time. Add $5 for a full image birth record from 1903-2007.
    Where date of event is unknown for death, marriage, or divorce records, $25.00 covers a five year search. Add $1.00 per year if more than 5 years need to be searched. Exact date of birth is required for birth record orders unless the record is more than 100 years old.
  • Payment to:
    OHA/Vital Records
    Money order or check only. No cash.
  • Requirements:

    To see if you are eligible to order a certificate, click here.

  • Mailing Address:
    Oregon Vital Records
    PO Box 14050
    Portland OR 97293
  • Processing Time:
    • 5 weeks for orders received by regular mail.
      (update 1/2024)
      Please allow an approximate of 5 weeks processing time for all mail-in orders from the date the order is received in our office. Processing times may vary from order to order depending on individual circumstances, concern or issues that require resolution.

      Processing of the order will be delayed by at least three weeks if payment is:

      • A check from a new bank account with a low check number
      • A temporary check
      • From an unrelated third party
      • Or there are alterations to the printed information on the check

      Corrections or amendments to records will add additional time for processing. If you need the record returned other than by USPS, enclose a pre-addressed, pre-paid delivery envelope.