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Oregon Vital Records and Certificates

Important Notice - Parking Lot Closure

Effective July 15 to September 2, 2019

The parking lot at the Portland State Office Building, 800 NE Oregon St., Portland, Oregon 97232 will be closed from July 15 to September 2.

Visitors can use metered street parking where available, or use one of the nearby pay lots, such as Liberty Centre, City Center Parking or the Metro 180 Parking Garage. ADA-accessible parking will be available on the street in front of the building during the parking lot closures.

All visitors should use the front doors on Oregon Street to enter and exit the building.

Thank you for your patience!

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Orders Hotline: 888-896-4988

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General Information: 971-673-1190

FAX: 971-673-1201

TTY: 711

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About Vital Records

Oregon law requires all vital events such as birth, marriage, divorce, registered domestic partnership, dissolution of registered domestic partnership, fetal death, and death be permanently recorded and registered. These are legal records documenting a vital event.

Certified copies of vital records are required to get social security benefits, a driver’s license, passport, and other legal documents.

The Oregon Vital Records office, known as the Center for Health Statistics (CHS), is where to get certified copies of birth certificates, death certificates, and other vital records in Oregon. This process is governed by Oregon Revised Statute and Administrative Rule.

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