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Order By Using the Drop Box

Oregon State Vital Records is offering appointments for in-person visits to ORDER vital records. Click HERE to schedule your appointment.

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

Click HERE for more information on how to make changes to a record or contact the  Amendment Unit at

How to order

Drop off your order form with complete record information and requirementsMake sure to place all required documents and fees in a sealed envelope.

  • Cost: $25.00 nonrefundable fee for the first record. $25.00 for each additional copy of the same record ordered at the same time. Add $5 for a full image birth record from 1903-2007. Where date of event is unknown for death, marriage, or divorce records, $25.00 covers a five year search. Add $1.00 per year if more than 5 years need to be searched. Exact date of birth is required for birth record orders unless the record is more than 100 years old.

  • Payment to:
    OHA/Vital Records
    Money order or check only. No cash.
  • Requirements:

    To see if you are eligible to order a certificate, click here.

  • Location of Drop Box:
    Oregon Vital Records
    800 NE Oregon Street Portland OR 97232

    Located at the entrance by the west door (located in the parking lot)
    Directions to Vital Record
  • Processing Time: Allow for an estimated 5 weeks for processing before mailing (updated 1/2024).
    Please allow an approximate of 5 weeks processing time for all mail-in orders from the date the order is received in our office. Processing times may vary from order to order depending on individual circumstances, concern or issues that require resolution.

    Processing of the order will be delayed by at least three weeks if payment is:

    • A check from a new bank account with a low check number
    • A temporary check
    • From an unrelated third party
    • Or there are alterations to the printed information on the check
    Corrections or amendments to records will add additional time for processing. 
  • Important:

    Make sure to put the following in a sealed envelope

    • Order Form with signature
    • Photocopy of Valid ID or alternative ID documents
    • Money order or check (no cash)
    • If you need the record returned other than by USPS, enclose a pre-addressed, pre-paid delivery envelope.