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Birth and Death Certificates

 Important Alerts in Vital Records


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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.

Marriage Update

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 PDFmarriages statewide in 2014 by county of issuance and sex. Final data for PDFmarriages statewide in 2014 by county of occurrence and month are also available.

On this site:

How to make changes, or amendments, to vital records such as births or deaths.
Information for hospitals, funeral homes, counties, and families on filing vital records
Vital statistics are the compilation and analysis of information collected from vital event records reported in Oregon.
Information on Oregon’s youth and adult health behavior surveys
Search for baby names in Oregon and the United States via the federal Social Security Administration.