The Oregon Vital Records office, known as the Center for Health Statistics (CHS), is where to get certified copies of birth certificates, death certificates, and other vital records in Oregon. This process is governed by Oregon Revised Statute and Administrative Rule.
Oregon law requires all vital events such as birth, marriage, divorce, registered domestic partnership, dissolution of registered domestic partnership, fetal death, and death be permanently recorded and registered. These are legal records documenting a vital event. Certified copies of vital records are required to get social security benefits, a driver’s license, passport, or other legal documents.
Vital Records Fees Increase in 2016
The Center for Health Statistics has increased our fees for vital records services with approval by the Legislature.
As of May 19, 2014, the U.S. District Court has issued a decision that in effect allows same-sex marriage to occur in Oregon. For more information, please see the Frequently Asked Questions page. Updated instructions to complete a marriage record are available for counties.
Vital Statistics has published final data for marriages statewide in 2014 by county of issuance and sex. Final data for marriages statewide in 2014 by county of occurrence and month are also available.
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