Oregon Birth & Death Vital Records

Oregon birth death recordsState Bird: Western Meadowlark
State Flower: Oregon Grape
State Name Language of Origin: Connecticut Pidgin Algonquian
State Name Meaning: Beautiful
Admission to Union: February 14, 1859
Source: Wikipedia

Oregon vital records are generally available for $20, payable by check or money order to the Department of Public Health or Oregon Vital Records. An additional $12.50 charge is levied for paying by credit card. Oregon birth records cost $20 up front plus $15 per copy for any additional copies requested. The state vital records office has birth records from 1903, while Oregon State Archives stores certificates from Portland 1864-1902 and the whole state from 1845 to 1902. Heirloom certificates, suitable for framing, are available for $45. Oregon death records can be obtained with much the same setup as with Oregon birth records, except that the state archives stores Portland records from 1862 to 1902 and state records from 1903 to 1955. Oregon was the second state admitted to the Union from the West Coast, joining California in February 1859 as the 33rd state, shortly after Minnesota.

For more information on Oregon vital records, visit Oregon Marriage & Divorce Vital Records

Oregon Vital Records Offices


Record Type: Birth Certificates
Department of Human Services
Vital Records
PO Box 14050
Portland, OR 97293-0050
Website

Business Hours: 8AM-4:30PM
Note: Most county vital records offices in Oregon issue birth (and death) records for six months following the date of the event. Thus, another source to vital records offices is the county health department or county clerk's office.
Record Access Requirements: Investigative searches must have a signed, notarized release from person of record or immediate family member, unless record over 100 years old. Records only available to legal guardians & legal representatives with proof of such.
Search Note: Must request "long form" if time of birth, hospital or physician's names is needed.

Records Available: Death Records
Department of Human Services
Vital Records
PO Box 14050
Portland, OR 97293-0050
Website

Business Hours: 8AM-4:30PM
Note: Most county vital records offices in Oregon issue death (and birth) records for six months following the date of the event. Thus, another source to vital records offices is the county health department or county clerk's office.
Record Access Requirements: Investigative searches must have a signed, notarized release from immediate family member or legal representative or person with a personal or property right. After 50 years, a record becomes public record and there are no restrictions.
Note: The name of the spouse is helpful. The date of birth is helpful for common names.

Records Available: State Archives
Secretary of State
Archives Division
800 Summer St NE
Salem, OR 97301
Phone: 503-373-0701
Fax: 503-373-0953
Website

Business Hours: 8AM-4:45PM

Oregon County Birth & Death Vital Records


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