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Virginia

Locations

Accomack County City of Norfolk Loudoun County
Albemarle County City of Norton Louisa County
Alleghany County City of Petersburg Lunenburg County
Amelia County City of Poquoson Madison County
Amherst County City of Radford Mathews County
Appomattox County City of Richmond Mecklenburg County
Arlington County City of Roanoke Middlesex County
Augusta County City of Salem Montgomery County
Bath County City of Staunton Nelson County
Bedford County City of Virginia Beach New Kent County
Bland County City of Waynesboro Northampton County
Botetourt County City of Williamsburg Northumberland County
Brunswick County City of Winchester Nottoway County
Buchanan County Clarke County Orange County
Buckingham County Craig County Page County
Campbell County Culpeper County Patrick County
Caroline County Cumberland County Pittsylvania County
Carroll County Dickenson County Powhatan County
Charles City County Dinwiddie County Prince Edward County
Charlotte County Essex County Prince George County
Chesterfield County Fairfax County Prince William County
City of Alexandria Fauquier County Pulaski County
City of Bedford Floyd County Rappahannock County
City of Bristol Fluvanna County Richmond County
City of Buena Vista Franklin County Roanoke County
City of Charlottesville Frederick County Rockbridge County
City of Colonial Heights Giles County Rockingham County
City of Covington Gloucester County Russell County
City of Danville Goochland County Scott County
City of Emporia Grayson County Shenandoah County
City of Fairfax Greene County Smyth County
City of Falls Church Greensville County Southampton County
City of Franklin Halifax County Spotsylvania County
City of Fredericksburg Hanover County Stafford County
City of Galax Henrico County Surry County
City of Hampton Henry County Sussex County
City of Harrisonburg Highland County Tazewell County
City of Hopewell Isle of Wight County Warren County
City of Lexington James City County Washington County
City of Lynchburg King and Queen County Westmoreland County
City of Manassas King George County Wise County
City of Manassas Park King William County Wythe County
City of Martinsville Lancaster County York County
City of Newport News Lee County

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Wiki

State Offices

Virginia Department of Health
Division of Health Statistics

Office of Vital Records
2001 Maywill Street Richmond, Virginia 23230
Phone: (804) 662-6200

Mailing Address:
P. O. Box 1000
Richmond, Virginia 23218
Email: VitalRec.Questions@vdh.virginia.gov
Website

The Office of Vital Records (OVR) is the State Registrar for the State of Virginia. It is a closed records post, so only a select few individuals are allowed access to authorized copies of vital records including the registrant, immediate family members, spouses and legal representatives.

Remarks: In order to receive the Certified Copy, you must sign and notarize the Sworn Statement declaring under penalty of perjury that you are authorized by law.

How to request for vital records:

Mail - An "Authorized Certified Copy" of a birth record is required to obtain a driver's license, passport, social security card and other services related to an individual's identity.

Walk-In - If you need the birth certificate right away, you can go to the Office of Vital Records or any county health departments during normal business hours and receive the certificate the same day.

VitalCheck - Secured online applications to request for vital records, which accepts all major credit card payments, can be made through VitalCheck with an additional charge for their service.

All requests must include a copy of Government-issued Photo ID of the person requesting the Birth Certificate. You can also obtain a certified copy of your vital recods through your County Health Departments.

Vital Records

Birth

Location:
Virginia Department of Health
Division of Health Statistics

Office of Vital Records
2001 Maywill Street Richmond, Virginia 23230
Phone: (804) 662-6200

Mailing Address:
P. O. Box 1000
Richmond, Virginia 23218
Email: VitalRec.Questions@vdh.virginia.gov
Website

Birth records can be issued to the legal guardian with proof of custody papers. Aunts, uncles, cousins, in-laws, etc. cannot obtain a Vital Record.

Fee: $12.00
Time-frame: Since January 1853
Notes: All birth records for anyone born in the Commonwealth of Virginia are issued from the Division of Vital Records in Richmond, Virginia.

Remarks: For earlier records, contact the County Recorder in the county where the event occurred.

Death

Location:
Virginia Department of Health
Division of Health Statistics

Office of Vital Records
2001 Maywill Street Richmond, Virginia 23230
Phone: (804) 662-6200

Mailing Address:
P. O. Box 1000
Richmond, Virginia 23218
Email: VitalRec.Questions@vdh.virginia.gov
Website

Fee: $12.00
Time-frame: Since January 1853
Notes: Immediate family includes mother, father (name must be shown on the certification), sibling, current spouse, and adult children.

Remarks: Valid documentation that identifies the relationship between the deceased and the immediate family member is required for obtaining the death certificate.

Still Birth

Certification Fee: $12.00 per copy
Notes: The parent must mail a written request to the State Registrar.

Remarks: If the spontaneous fetal death occurred prior to 1999 it will be necessary for you to submit documentation from the physician or midwife who provided care to the mother, documentation from medical record, copy of the spontaneous fetal death report, or from the funeral parlor who provided the service.

Marriage

Virginia Department of Health
Division of Health Statistics

Office of Vital Records
2001 Maywill Street
Richmond, Virginia 23230
Phone: (804) 662-6200

Mailing Address:
P. O. Box 1000
Richmond, Virginia 23218
Email: VitalRec.Questions@vdh.virginia.gov
Website

Certification Fee: $12.00 per copy
Time-frame: Since January 1853
Notes: The minimum age for marriage in the Commonwealth of Virginia is sixteen (16) years for both the bride and groom; however, if either party is under eighteen (18), consent to the marriage must be given by the father, mother or legal guardian.

Remarks: Special provisions are made in Virginia law to allow marriage for under age parties when the female is pregnant and for situations in which under age applicants have no parent or legal guardian.

Prohibited Marriages

  • A marriage entered into prior to the dissolution of an earlier marriage of one or both parties.
  • A marriage between an ancestor and or descendant; or between a brother and a sister; or between an uncle and a niece; or between an aunt and a nephew; whether the relationship is by half or the whole blood or adoption.
  • When either of the parties lacks capacity to consent to the marriage because of mental incapacity or infirmity.
  • A marriage between persons of the same gender (same sex).
  • "Common Law" marriages are not valid if entered into in Virginia or any other jurisdiction, which does not permit them for its residents.

Divorce

Virginia Department of Health
Division of Health Statistics

Office of Vital Records
2001 Maywill Street
Richmond, Virginia 23230
Phone: (804) 662-6200

Mailing Address:
P. O. Box 1000
Richmond, Virginia 23218
Email: VitalRec.Questions@vdh.virginia.gov
Website

Fee: $12.00
Time-frame: Since 1918
Notes: For all other years or for a copy of the decree, contact the Clerk of Court in the county where the event occurred.

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