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Ordering a Vital Record
 

 Limited hours for walk-in customers continue

 

Walk-in hours are limited to 10 AM-2 PM Monday-Friday through mid-September as we transition to our new lobby while continuing to provide all of our services. Wait times will be longer and some certificates will not be available the same day.

Vital records can be ordered 24/7 by calling 1-888-896-4988 or visiting www.vitalchek.com.

In Oregon, the Center for Health Statistics is responsible for issuing certified copies of vital records for events that occurred within the state of Oregon. 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.


How to Order

Ordering options: Internet  |  Telephone  |  Regular Mail  |  Rush Mail  |  Walk-in  

Description Cost Processing Time (Without an Amendment) Requirements
Internet

Go to 
www.vitalchek.com at any time. Payment by credit/debit card.

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Nonrefundable $36.50 fee for one record search. $15 for additional copies of the same record ordered at the same time. Shipped within two work days unless a record problem is discovered. UPS Next Day Air or Express Mail available for additional fee. Access restrictions apply. Identity of applicant will be screened using SSN. Valid ID or alternative ID may be required.
Telephone

Call 1-888-896-4988, 24/7. Payment by credit/debit card only.

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Nonrefundable $38.45 fee for one record search.  $15 for additional copies of the same record ordered at the same time. Shipped within two work days upon receipt at Vital Records unless a record problem is discovered. UPS Next Day Air or Express Mail available for additional fee. Access restrictions apply. Identity of applicant will be screened using SSN. Valid ID or alternative ID may be required.
Regular Mail  

Send order form by regular mail.  Payment by money order or check.

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Nonrefundable $20 fee for one record search. $15 for additional copies of the same record ordered at the same time. Allow six to eight weeks for processing and delivery. Payment by check may delay processing. Access restrictions apply. Signature and photocopy of valid ID or alternative ID required.
Rush Mail

Send order form by any overnight delivery service. Pay with a money order. May include prepaid, preaddressed return envelope.

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Nonrefundable $20 fee for one record search. $15 for additional copies of the same record ordered at the same time. Shipped within two to three work days unless a record problem is discovered. Access restrictions apply. Signature and photocopy of valid ID or alternative ID required.
Walk-in

Go to 800 NE Oregon Street, Room 205, Portland 97232. Temporary Office Hours: Monday - Friday, 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Submit orders at self-service kiosks.

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Nonrefundable $23.25 fee for one record search. $15 for additional copies of the same record ordered at the same time. 1-2 hours assuming no record problems are discovered. Some full image records not available the same day. Amendments are not completed while you wait. Access restrictions apply. Identity of applicant will be screened using SSN. Valid ID or alternative ID required.


Vital Records Fees to Increase in 2016

The Center for Health Statistics was recently approved by the Legislature to increase our fees for vital records services. Please see our Rule Advisory Committee page to learn about the process or our Frequently Asked Questions page for information about the fees.