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Paternity Forms & Instructions


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



 Estimated amendment order processing times are currently averaging (4-6) 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  (4) months, please contact CHS.Amendments@oha.oregon.gov or call (971) 673-1147.
 We appreciate your patience, thank you.
 (updated 11/2022)



Quick Guide to Order

Please submit the following to request a paternity establishment:

Birth Order Forms:

Voluntary Acknowledgment of Paternity Forms

Personal Check or Money order for the $35.00 amendment fee.
(An Additional $25.00 certificate fee, if you wish to receive a certified copy with the amendment.)

Voluntary Acknowledgment of Paternity forms are available in English and Spanish for use by hospitals and parents.

Only forms that are dated 01/08 and newer will still be accepted.
 (Forms dated before 01/08 do not include all legal requirements and should be destroyed)

NEW Printable Voluntary Acknowledgment of Paternity Form

Before signing the Voluntary Acknowledgment of Paternity form, both parents must hear the Rights and Responsibilities section of the form read aloud. To open this part of the form, see the following links:

The Department of Justice also provides videos of this document read aloud on YouTube (as of February 6, 2015)

Agencies ordering supplies:  Complete our order form specifying the quantity and type of forms/envelopes needed:

  • English Voluntary Acknowledgment of Paternity for Facility Use Only (45-31) (Hospitals only)
  • Spanish Voluntary Acknowledgment of Paternity for Facility Use Only (45-31S) (Hospitals only)

Step-by-Step Instructions to complete a Voluntary Acknowledgment of Paternity Affidavit



Paternity Clerk Contact

Kristen Farrell
971-673-1176
Kristen.Farrell@dhsoha.state.or.us

Alternative Address: 
CHS.Amendments@dhsoha.state.or.us