For information concerning vital records, please call your local health department between the hours of 8:30 a.m. and 5 p.m., Monday through Friday.
Chesterfield – (804) 748-1691
Powhatan – (804) 598-5680
Colonial Heights – (804) 520-9380
A death certificate is filed with the local health department in the city or county in which the death occurred. Certified copies of death certificates are available upon request to those persons eligible to receive them. Certified copies are $12 per copy. Cash, money orders, checks and credit cards (Master Card and Visa) are accepted.
Certified copies of birth certificates for births that occur in the State of Virginia must be obtained from the Virginia Department of Health, Office of Vital Records and Health Statistics, in Richmond, VA.
Physical address for the Office of Vital Records is:
Division of Vital Records
2001 Maywill Street
Richmond, VA 23230
Applications for certification of a vital record (birth or death records) are available at every local health department.