Arkansas Birth & Death Vital Records

Arkansas birth death recordsState Bird: Mockingbird (Northern Mockingbird)
State Flower: Apple Blossom
State Name Language of Origin: Kansa, via Illinois and French
State Name Meaning: French spelling of an Illinois rendering of the tribal name Quapaw
Admission to Union: June 15, 1836
Source: Wikipedia

Arkansas birth records have been issued since February 1, 1914. A limited number of records are available prior to 1914, for a fee and with proper photo identification, from the Arkansas Department of Health, Vital Records Section. Arkansas death records have also been issued since February 1, 1914. A limited number of death records from before that date are available, for a fee and with proper photo identification, from the Arkansas Department of Health, Vital Records Section. Births over 100 years old may be released to the public. Arkansas vital records may be released to specific persons who are related to the registrant, designated representatives, academic research groups, and persons able to demonstrate a right to a record. They may be ordered in person or by mail and payable with cash or personal check or money order to the Arkansas Department of Health or online at http://www.VitalChek.com.

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Arkansas Vital Records Offices


Record Type: Birth Certificates
Arkansas Department of Health
Division of Vital Records
4815 W Markham St, Slot 44
Little Rock, AR 72205
Phone: 501-661-2174
Fax: 501-661-2717
Website

Business Hours: 8AM-4:30PM
Note: Two types of records are available; certification copy and wallet size copy.
Record Access Requirements: Must have a signed release from person of record if requester is not a member of parents, grandparents or spouse. Include your name, address and signature on the request.
Search Note: Also include your phone number.

Records Available: Death Records
Arkansas Department of Health
Division of Vital Records
PO Box 8184
Little Rock, AR 72203-8184
Phone: 501-661-2174
Fax: 501-661-2717
Website

Business Hours: 8AM-4:30PM
Note: This agency does not hold the actual records, but does have an index of all deaths since 1914 and some death index records for Fort Smith and Little Rock prior to 1914.
Record Access Requirements: Must have a signed release from immediate family member if requester is not a member of family, unless record is over 50 years old.
Note: Include requester's signature and phone number.

Records Available: State Archives
Arkansas History Commission
State Archives
One Capitol Mall
Little Rock, AR 72201
Phone: 501-682-6900
Website

Business Hours: 8AM-4:30PM M-SAT
Note: Send questions to state.archives@arkansas.gov

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