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Vital Records Fees
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Fees for Services
Mail Orders
Mail order for one certificate $20.00
Additional copies of the same record ordered at the same time $15.00 each
   
In Person Orders
Walk-in order for one certificate $23.25
Additional copies of the same record ordered at the same time $15.00 each
Other records ordered as part of a group order $20.00 each
   
Phone & Internet Orders
Phone order for one record - includes $5.50 expedite fee, $8.95 VitalChek vendor fee, and $4.00 security fee for applicant identity verification and ID review $38.45
Internet order for one record - includes $5.50 expedite fee, $7.00 VitalChek vendor fee, and $4.00 security fee for applicant identity verification and ID review $36.50
Additional copies of the same record ordered at the same time $15.00 each
Other records ordered as part of a group order $20.00 each
Optional service: Express Mail in the United States $13.65
Optional service: UPS Next Day Air - Continental United States $20.00
Optional service: UPS Next Day Air - Alaska, Hawaii, Puerto Rico $23.00
Optional service: UPS Next Day Air - Canada, Mexico $24.00
Optional service: UPS Worldwide Express (not all countries or locations available - confirm destination at ups.com) $34.50
 
Record Corrections
Amendment Fee $30.00
Delayed registration of birth fee - includes cost for one certificate $50.00
 
Special Orders
Heirloom Birth Certificate $45.00
Commemorative Stillbirth Certificate $20.00
Preadoption Birth Certificate $20.00
Certified No Record of Marriage (5 year search) $20.00
NOTE: If records are ordered at the walk-in counter, by phone, or on the Internet, additional fees apply.
 
Archive Searches
Extended search for death, marriage, or divorce records - add $1 for every additional year to be searched. The basic fee covers a five year search. $1 per year



NSF Checks

A $25 penalty may be assessed for NSF (non-sufficient fund) checks per ORS 30.701 (5). In the event that your check is returned unpaid for insufficient or uncollected funds, we may present your check electronically. In the ordinary course of business, your check will not be provided to you with your bank statement but a copy can be retrieved by other means.




Refund Policy

Oregon charges a search fee for records. Once an order is received and processed, the record fees are not refundable. If you order multiple copies and the record cannot be found, the fees for the first record search will be retained but the fees for the extra copies will be refunded. If your order makes it clear the record is filed in another state, or that it is not available because the event occurred prior to when birth, death, marriage or divorce records were filed, the record search will not be completed and the fee will be automatically refunded. If you contact us to cancel an order, fees will be refunded only if the record search has not been started. If you place an order at the public counter, by telephone, or on the internet, you will be charged for additional services such as the VitalChek vendor fee, the security fee to check the applicant's identity and the order expedite fee. These fees will not be refunded once a search for the record has been started.

If you are charged fees by any internet company other than the VitalChek Network, the Oregon Vital Records office will not be able to assist you with canceling the order, locating the vendor, or refunding the fees. You must contact the vendor directly or work directly with your credit card company to dispute any charges to your card.




Why Fees Must Be Charged

Oregon has chosen to fund its Center for Health Statistics with fees. Fees for records cover approximately 68 percent of the cost of staff, systems, equipment, services and supplies to:

  • Register approximately 136,000 birth, death, fetal death, marriage, dissolution of marriage, Oregon registered domestic partner and dissolution of Oregon registered domestic partner records that are filed each year;
  • Continue to collect and analyze data to produce quality reports for use by public and private agencies;
  • Continue to maintain more than five million vital records filed since 1903 and develop improved registration, storage, data analysis, retrieval, issuance and archiving systems for the future;
  • Improve speed and processing of orders while screening applicants to prevent identity theft. Oregon uses the VitalChek Network to take and process orders placed on the internet, by telephone and in person to screen the identity of applicants and provide faster processing of orders for records;
  • Complete and track all changes to vital records to add missing data, correct errors, and complete amendments according to laws related to adoption, establishing paternity, court ordered changes and delayed and court registration of records.

Twenty-two percent of our budget is provided by agencies across Oregon state government that use vital records information to serve Oregon residents. The remaining ten percent of funds that support the Oregon Center for Health Statistics come from contracts and grants.





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