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State Offices

Arkansas Department of Health
Vital Records/Certificate Section

Slot 44, 4815 West Markham Street
Little Rock, AR 72205
Telephone:
501-661-2336
800-637-9314
501-661-2717
Website

Birth and death certificates are form of identification which contains important details such as medical information about the two most important events. Certified true copies of the original marriage and divorce certificates can be claimed at County Clerk of Courts.

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Vital Records

Birth

Location:
Arkansas Department of Health
Vital Records Section

Slot 44, 4815 West Markham Street
Little Rock, AR 72205
Telephone:
501-661-2336
800-637-9314
501-661-2717
Website

Fee: $12.00
Timeframe: Since July 1914
Notes: Additional copies of the same birth record, when requested at the same time are $10.00 each.

Remarks: State office has records since February 1914 and some original Little Rock and Fort Smith records from 1881.

Death

Location:
Arkansas Department of Health
Vital Records/Certificate Section

Slot 44, 4815 West Markham Street
Little Rock, AR 72205
Telephone:
501-661-2336
800-637-9314
501-661-2717
Website

Fee: $10.00
Timeframe: Since Jul 1909
Notes: Additional copies of death record, when requested at the same time, are $8.00 each.

Remarks: State office has records since February 1914 and some original Little Rock and Fort Smith records from 1881.

Birth and Fetal Death Certificates

Fetal Death Occurs

Notes: "Fetal death" means death before the complete extraction from its mother. The death is indicated by the fact that the fetus does not breathe or show any other evidence of life such as beating of the heart, pulsation of the umbilical cord or definite movement of the voluntary muscles.

Remarks: Arkansas law requires a report of fetal death to be filed if the delivery weight is 350 grams or higher. A fetal death report should also be filed, regardless of delivery weight or gestation, if the parent(s) request that the medical facility do so.

Live Birth Occurs

Notes: If a live birth occurs, a birth certificate must be filed with the state regardless of birth weight, gestational age prior to birth, or length of life.

Remarks: If child is discharged alive and the birth certificate has been sent to the state, no further action is required. A subsequent death must follow the procedures for death certificates and usually doesn't require action by the birth clerk or birth attendant.

Induced termination procedure occurs

Notes: If an induced termination of pregnancy procedure results in a live birth, a birth certificate must be filed. If the infant then dies, a death certificate must be filed.

Remarks: This type of occurrence would be a later term induced termination motivated by a severe congenital anomaly of the fetus, where labor is induced with the expectation that the fetus will not be born alive, but the infant is, in fact, born alive and dies a few minutes later.

Marriage

Arkansas Department of Health
Vital Records/Certificate Section

Slot 44, 4815 West Markham Street
Little Rock, AR 72205
Telephone:
501-661-2336
800-637-9314
501-661-2717
Website

Fee: $10.00
Timeframe: Since 1917
Notes: Additional copies of the same marriage record, when requested at the same time, are $10.00 each.

Remarks: Arkansas Vital Records issues a certified copy of the coupon of marriage or divorce in paper form which is accepted by all state and federal government offices.

Divorce

Arkansas Department of Health
Vital Records/Certificate Section

Slot 44, 4815 West Markham Street
Little Rock, AR 72205
Telephone:
501-661-2336
800-637-9314
501-661-2717
Website

Fee: $10.00
Timeframe: Since 1923
Notes: Additional copies of the same divorce record, when requested at the same time, are $10.00 each.

Remarks: Arkansas Vital Records does not have the actual marriage license or divorce decree. If you want a copy of the actual license or decree you must contact the County Clerk or Circuit Clerk office where the marriage or divorce was recorded.

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