Current processing and delivery time may vary by state or certificate. In most cases, it is approximately 5 to 7 business days (excludes weekends and holidays). Additional delivery times apply if you choose to have the certificate delivered by regular mail. Detailed delivery times will be listed on the application.
You may request up to 5 copies of a vital record per order through this website. Additional fees will apply.
A maiden name is your last name at birth.
If you have had a legal name change your original vital records would have been permanently changed either by yourself or the courts. Your new legal name would be your new maiden name.
Taking your spouse's last name is not a legal name change and would not have altered your original birth vital record.
Use Adoptive Parent's names, unless there has been a legal name change.
In most cases, access to birth certificates is restricted for 125 years from the date of birth. Copies of birth certificates more than 125 years old can be obtained by anyone who can provide sufficient search information. Copies of birth certificates less than 125 years old may be obtained by the person named on the certificate, parent or legal guardian, spouse, child, sibling or legal representative. This varies by state.Marriage Records
In most cases, copies of marriage records may be obtained by anyone who can provide sufficient search information.Death Records
In most cases, death certificates are confidential records with restricted access for 25 years from the date of death. Copies of death certificates more than 25 years old may be obtained by anyone who can provide sufficient search information. Copies of death certificates less than 25 years old may be obtained by the decedent's mother or father, spouse, child, sibling, legal representative of family or estate, or informant listed on death certificates as providing information.Divorce Records
In most cases, copies of divorce records may be obtained by anyone who can provide sufficient search information.
Yes. All certificates ordered through this website are certified photocopies of the original record with the embossed seal from the state issued.
A certified copy of a birth certificate is accepted by all state and federal agencies as legal proof of birth and citizenship. It can typically be used for travel, passport, proof of citizenship, social security, driver's license, school registration, personal identification and other legal purposes.
A certified copy of a marriage certificate can typically be used as proof of marriage and other legal purposes. This is not a copy of the marriage license.
A certified copy of a death certificate can typically be used to obtain death benefits, claim insurance proceeds, notify social security and other legal purposes.
A certified copy of a divorce certificate can typically be used as proof of divorce and other legal purposes. This is not a copy of the divorce decree.
Submitted incorrect information? Please email us as soon as possible at [email protected].CANCELLATIONS/REFUNDS:
We are a service oriented business, committed to the highest quality in customer service. We cannot provide refunds or cancel an application for any of our services as all vital record applications are reviewed and processed upon receipt.
Pricing will vary depending on the state the certificate is issued from, to review the costs of ordering your vital records, please navigate our website to the appropriate state and consult the pricing chart listed on the certificate page/the bottom of the application.
The government agency issuing your certificate requires certain information to process your request. If you cannot obtain the information required, you may wish to discuss this in person or by mail with the vital records office responsible for the certificate.
City not listed: Based on information from the United States Postal Service, some cities no longer exist and they may have been replaced with a new name or joined with a neighboring city or town.
If the city where the event occurred is not listed in the drop down list, you can use the link below to the United States Postal Service web site to verify if the city has changed their name or has joined with a neighboring city:
United States Postal Service
1. Enter the city and the two letter state abbreviation.
2. Click on the submit button.
County not listed: One helpful online resource in narrowing your search is Zipinfo.com's Free Zip Code Lookup. Follow the instructions below:
1. Click on the box that says "county name and FIPS code".
2. Enter the city and the state below in the field below (i.e. Buffalo, NY).
3. Click "go".
The county and other details will be displayed on the following page.
Please contact us at [email protected] to obtain an update on your order.