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Home Birth Registration

In-person customer assistance to change vital records is not available.

Estimated amendment order processing times are currently averaging (6) months. 

  • If you submitted a request and processing fee, the date your check or money order is cashed represents the verification of receipt. It also helps you estimate the time remaining before your request is processed. 
  • Requests are reviewed and processed in the order they were received. If there are any issues with your request, you will be contacted at that time.
We are working diligently to reduce the turnaround times. If your request has not been processed  after (6) months, please contact or call (971) 673-1147.
We appreciate your patience, thank you.
(updated 11/2023)

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For Children Under the Age of One

If you had an unassisted birth at home without a midwife or other licensed medical professional and your child is currently under the age of one (1) or if you are planning to have a home birth in the near future, complete the Home Birth Packet Request Form  and email it to These individually assigned packets contain information and forms needed to complete the registration of the child's birth with the State and instructions on how to obtain a birth certificate.

For Children/Adults Over the Age of One

If more than one (1) year has passed since a child (or adult) was born in a home birth, a different process called Delayed Registration of Birth must be completed. Email for instructions on this process.