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Oregon State Vital Records Counters are CLOSED until further notice. See below for online, mail, and phone ordering options.
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.
Oregon Center for Health Statistics has received an increased number of calls about third-party vendors selling birth, death, marriage and divorce certificates. These companies charge customers high fees to “process” or “help apply” for certificates issued from the Oregon Center for Health Statistics.
For the fastest service, without high fees, we encourage customers to order certified copies only from the Oregon Center for Health Statistics, your local Oregon county health department, or through our contracted vendor VitalChek.
If you have ordered through one of these third-party companies and would like to file a consumer complaint, contact the Oregon Department of Justice Consumer Protection or call 1-877-877-9392.
Internet Telephone Regular Mail Rush Mail Walk-in
Go to www.vitalchek.com at any time. Payment by credit/debit card.
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Call 1-888-896-4988, 24/7. Payment by credit/debit card only.
Send order form by regular mail. Payment by money order or check.
Send order form by any overnight delivery service. Pay with a money order. May include prepaid, preaddressed return envelope.
Oregon State Vital Records Counters are CLOSED starting March 20, 2020 until further notice.
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.
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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