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Oregon Vital Records: Order a Certified Copy

This is the official State of Oregon Vital Records website. In Oregon, the Center for Health Statistics issues certified copies of vital records for events that occurred within the state. We partner with VitalChek for internet orders. You can also order over the phone, by mail, or in person.

Ordering Options

Internet  Telephone  Regular Mail  Rush Mail  Walk-in

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How to Order

Description Cost Processing Time
(Without an Amendment)
Requirements

Internet

Go to
www.vitalchek.com at any time. Payment by credit/debit card.

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Nonrefundable $43.25 fee for one record search. $25 for additional copies of the same record ordered at the same time. Shipped within three work days unless a record problem is discovered. UPS Next Day Air or Express Mail available for additional fee. Access restrictions apply. Identity of applicant will be screened using SSN. Valid ID or alternative ID may be required.

Telephone

Call 1-888-896-4988, 24/7. Payment by credit/debit card only.

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Nonrefundable $44.95 fee for one record search. $25 for additional copies of the same record ordered at the same time. Shipped within three work days upon receipt at Vital Records unless a record problem is discovered. UPS Next Day Air or Express Mail available for additional fee. Access restrictions apply. Identity of applicant will be screened using SSN. Valid ID or alternative ID may be required.

Regular Mail

Send order form by regular mail. Payment by money order or check.

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Nonrefundable $25 fee for one record search. $25 for additional copies of the same record ordered at the same time. $30 for full image birth certificate by request. Allow five to eight weeks for processing and delivery. Payment by check may delay processing. Access restrictions apply. Signature and photocopy of valid ID or alternative ID required.

Rush Mail

Send order form by any overnight delivery service. Pay with a money order. May include prepaid, preaddressed return envelope.

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Nonrefundable $25 fee for one record search. $25 for additional copies of the same record ordered at the same time. $30 for full image birth certificate by request. Shipped within three to five work days unless a record problem is discovered. Access restrictions apply. Signature and photocopy of valid ID or alternative ID required.

Walk-in

Go to 800 NE Oregon Street, Room 205, Portland 97232. Office Hours: Monday - Friday, 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Submit orders at self-service kiosks.

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Nonrefundable $28 fee for one record search. $25 for additional copies of the same record ordered at the same time. $33 for full image birth certificate by request. 30 minutes to 1 hour assuming no record problems are discovered. Some full image records not available the same day. Amendments are not completed while you wait. Access restrictions apply. Identity of applicant will be screened using SSN. Valid ID or alternative ID required.

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.

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