Virginia Birth & Death Vital Records

Virginia birth death recordsState Bird: Cardinal (Northern Cardinal)
State Flower: American Dogwood
State Name Language of Origin: Latin
State Name Meaning: Country of the Virgin, named after Elizabeth I of England, who was known as the "Virgin Queen" because she never married
Admission to Union: June 25, 1788
Source: Wikipedia

Virginia vital records are available to an individual or the next of kin or an immediate family member, for a fee, and with proper identification. Records are available in person, by mail, and via the internet. Both Virginia birth records and Virginia death records are available from 1853 to 1896 and from June 14, 1912, to the present from the Division of Vital Records or online at VirginiaBirthCertificate.com or VitalChek. The Archives Division of the Library of Virginia has copies of some birth and records from 1853 to 1896. Virginia birth certificates are public record after 100 years have passed, and Virginia death records are public information after 50 years. Payment for all state vital records may be made by personal check or money order, payable to the State Health Department. See Virginia.gov for more information about Virginia vital records.

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Virginia Vital Records Offices


Record Type: Birth Certificates
State Health Department
Office of Vital Records
PO Box 1000
Richmond, VA 23218-1000
Phone: 804-662-6200
Website

Business Hours: 8AM-4:45PM, 8AM-12 Sat
Note: An application for certification may be downloaded from the website.
Record Access Requirements: Recent vital records are available to immediate family members only. Birth records are public information 100 years after the date of the event.
Search Note: Include your area code and daytime phone number, your return address, and be sure to sign your request and provide copy of ID.

Records Available: Death Records
State Health Department
Office of Vital Records
PO Box 1000
Richmond, VA 23218-1000
Phone: 804-662-6200
Website

Business Hours: 8AM-4:45PM, 8AM-12 Sat
Note: An application for certification may be downloaded from website. Also, recent death records are available at the local health department where the death certificate was filed
Record Access Requirements: Recent vital records are available to immediate family members only. Death records are public information 50 years after the date of the event.
Note: Include your area code and daytime phone number, your return address, and be sure to sign your request and provide copy of ID.

Records Available: State Archives
The Library of Virginia
800 E. Broad St
Richmond, VA 23219-8000
Phone: 804-692-3500
Fax: 804-692-3556
Website

Business Hours: 9AM-5PM T-SA

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