Idaho Birth & Death Vital Records

Idaho birth death recordsState Bird: Mountain Bluebird
State Flower: Syringa - Mock Orange
State Name Language of Origin: Plains Apache
State Name Meaning: Enemy, used to refer to the Comanches
Admission to Union: July 3, 1890
Source: Wikipedia

Countywide registration of Idaho birth records and death records was required in 1907; prior records were kept by churches, midwives, physicians, and mortuaries and are quite fragmentary. In 1907, midwives and physicians were mandated to record births, and clergymen, coroners, physicians, and undertakers were mandated to record deaths, with reporting made to the county recorder. Statewide registration was enacted in July 1911, with reporting to the Office of Vital Statistics. There is a strict confidentiality policy for Idaho vital records: Idaho birth records are legally confidential for 100 years, and Idaho death records are legally confidential for 50 years. For birth or death records from 1907-1911, the County Recorder in the county where the event occurred must be contacted, while for records beginning in July 1911, the Bureau of Vital Records and Health Statistics can supply either a computer-generated or photo-static copy.

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Idaho Vital Records Offices


Record Type: Birth Certificates
Vital Records
PO Box 83720
Boise, ID 83720-0036
Phone: 208-334-5980
Fax: 866-599-4629
Website

Business Hours: 8AM-5PM
Record Access Requirements: Records are confidential for 100 years. Only immediate family or legal representative may receive records as well as those who have a notarized release from persons of record or an immediate family member.
Search Note: Also include a copy of a photo ID and sign the request.

Records Available: Death Records
Vital Records
PO Box 83720
Boise, ID 83720-0036
Phone: 208-334-5980
Fax: 866-599-4629
Website

Business Hours: 8AM-5PM
Record Access Requirements: Records are confidential for 50 years and are available only to immediate family members or legal representatives or a person who has a notarized release from persons of record or an immediate family member.

Records Available: State Archives
Idaho State Historical Society
Historical Library & Archives
2205 Penitentiary Rd
Boise, ID 83712
Phone: 208-334-3356
Fax: 208-334-3198
Website

Business Hours: 9AM-5PM

Idaho County Birth & Death Vital Records

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