CERTIFIED COPIES OF VITAL RECORDS
The Vermont State Archives and Records Administration (VSARA) will will close Friday, December 6th, at 11:30 a.m. for an officewide meeting. We will resume regular operating hours on Monday, December 9, 2013.
CERTIFIED COPIES BY CREDIT CARD
Certified Copies ONLY
CERTIFIED COPIES BY CHECK
Birth or Death Records ( PDF )
Marriage, Civil Union or Divorce/ Dissolution Records( PDF )
*These are not divorce decrees issued by a court*
INFORMATIONAL COPIES (No fee)
Note: Our updated Vital Records online service is now available. In addition to ordering vital records, you can also request that your vital record be authenticated for use in foreign countries. Expedited shipping of records is also available at an additional charge based on your location. Expedited orders will be shipped overnight on the day your order is fulfilled.
Purpose of Certified Records:
Certified copies of vital records are often required for legal purposes such as:
- school entrance
- proof of citizenship
- governmental benefits
For informational copies for genealogical or other purposes, see our Genealogy Page section.
New Records: 2009 to present
Contact the Vital Records Division of the Department of Health (also includes any amendments and corrections that occurred since 2006).
Older Records: 1909 to 2008
Contact VSARA's Vital Records Certification Office (see "Order Copies" box for forms) for vital records going back to 1909.
Contact the town clerk’s office of the town where the vital event took place. The recording of all marriages, births and deaths by town clerks was enacted into Vermont law in 1799. Duplication at the state level was not required until 1857.
FEES FOR CERTIFIED COPIES
Certified copies of vital records cost $10 per certification and may be requested online or by mail; the online request form is for certified copies only. All requests, whether received by the online form or by mail, are processed within five (5) to 10 business days.
Please direct all Vital Records requests and inquiries to:
- Vital Records Staff
- PHONE: 802-828-3286
This page was last updated on: 2013-12-02.