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What is your telephone number and address?

What are your hours?

What are your fees?

What information do you require to purchase a birth or death certificate?

How long does it take to process a mailed request?


Is identification required?


How can I tell if I have a certified copy of a vital record?


Can I change my child’s name? How?


How do I file an affidavit?


The name on my child’s certificate is blank. How do I add a name?


How do I add my child’s father to the birth certificate?


What if the name I have used my entire life is different from what is on my birth certificate?


Can I get a birth certificate in your office if I was born in another state?


Can I order someone else’s certificate?


I have a Utah certified copy of my birth certificate/marriage license/divorce decree. Who do I contact for an Authentication or Apostille?

I still have a question. How can I contact your office?

 

What is your telephone number and address?
(801) 538-6105
Cannon Health Building
288 North 1460 West
Salt Lake City, Utah

Mailing address:
Vital Records
P.O. Box 141012
Salt Lake City, Utah 84114-1012

What are your hours?
As of September 6, 2011 the service window is open Monday - Friday, 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. It takes approximately thirty minutes to process a request. Requests received after 4:30 p.m. will be processed the following business day. For your convenience, a drop box is available in our lobby from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

What information do you require to purchase a birth or death certificate?
Your request must include the type of record, name of person on record, date and place of the occurrence, name of parents, mother’s maiden name, your relationship, reason for the request and a photocopy of your identification. Sign the request and include a return address. Please make check or money order payable to Vital Records.

How long does it take to process a mailed request?
Mailed requests are usually completed within three weeks. Please wait at least three weeks after mailing your request before inquiring about its status.

Is identification required?
Identification is required for the purchase of birth and death certificates. Mailed requests must include an enlarged and easily identifiable photocopy of the front and back of your identification, such as a drivers license. If no proofs are enclosed, your application will be returned. Click here for a list of acceptable identification.

How can I tell if I have a certified copy of a vital record?
There will be a small, slightly raised seal in the bottom right-hand corner of the copy, and it will be printed on multicolored paper.

Can I change my child’s name? How?
Minor spelling errors on the birth certificate may be changed by affidavit as long as the spelling does not change the sound of the name.

See Documentary Evidence which may be used as proofs to support amending vital records.

How do I file an affidavit?
Simple corrections may be made on birth certificates from 1975 to the present. Complete the affidavit form printed on the reverse side of your certified copy and return it to our office.

You may mail your request or come into our office between 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m., Monday - Friday, to file an affidavit. Certain rules apply and identification is required when filing affidavits.

For more information, please contact Carolyn at (801) 538-6362 or Maria at (801) 538-6312.

The name on my child’s certificate is blank. How do I add a name?
You must file an affidavit to add a name to your child’s birth certificate. An affidavit to add a name requires two signatures. If the name to be added is someone over the age of eighteen, the individual will sign for himself or herself as the first witness, and a parent or spouse may be the second witness. If the individual is a minor, the parents shown on the birth certificate will need to sign as witnesses.

See Documentary Evidence which may be used as proofs to support amending vital records.

How do I add my child’s father to the birth certificate?
Adding a father to a birth certificate requires a Voluntary Declaration of Paternity. Both the mother and father must sign the form, as well as two witnesses not related to either the mother or father.

See Documentary Evidence which may be used as proofs to support amending vital records.

What if the name I have used my entire life is different from what is on my birth certificate?
The applicant must provide two forms of documentation from early childhood, or documentation that is at least ten years old. All documents are subject to verification by Vital Records.

See Documentary Evidence which may be used as proofs to support amending vital records.

Can I get a birth certificate in your office if I was born in another state?
No. The Utah Office of Vital Records and Statistics only issues records for events that happen in Utah. You will need to contact the state where you were born.

For more information, please visit NCHS - Where to Write for Vital Records
For expedite service, please visit VitalChek.

Can I order someone else’s certificate?
Vital records are private in Utah. To obtain a copy of a vital record you must be the person on the record or an immediate family member. Immediate family is defined as a spouse, child, parent, sibling, grandparent or grandchild.