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Consumer Help: Ordering By Mail
Order by:

Sending an order form with complete record information.

Cost:

$20.00 nonrefundable fee for the first record. $15.00 for each additional copy of the same record ordered at the same time.

Where date of event is unknown for death, marriage, or divorce records, $20.00 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:
  • Complete record information.
  • A photocopy of valid ID or alternative ID documents.
  • Signature of the applicant.
  • In some cases, power of attorney, proof of legal guardianship, proof of change of name, or proof of relationship may be required.
Mailing Address:
Oregon Vital Records
PO Box 14050
Portland OR 97293
 
Shipping Address:
Oregon Vital Records
800 NE Oregon Street, STE 205
Portland OR 97232
 
Processing Time:
  • Eight to ten weeks for orders received by regular mail.
  • Two to three business days for orders received by priority, certified, or overnight delivery, assuming no record problems are identified.

    Processing of the order will be delayed by at least three weeks if payment is by a check from a new bank account with a low check number, is a temporary check, is 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. To expedite processing and delivery of a record, please see Rush Mail Orders below.

 

Rush Mail Orders

To speed processing of a mail order, send your request by any overnight delivery service to Oregon Vital Records, 800 NE Oregon Street, Suite 205, Portland OR 97232. If you need the record returned by overnight delivery, enclose a pre-addressed, prepaid overnight delivery envelope. Pay all fees with a money order rather than by check. Processing of orders may be delayed by three weeks if payment is by check. Orders may also be delayed for missing or wrong record information on the application, if the applicant ordering is not eligible, if the ID or signature of the applicant is missing, or if records are not yet registered. Corrections or amendments will add additional time for processing.


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