Vital Statistics

Victoria Center (757) 727-1172, ext. 53760
Email:  Tammy.Wright@vdh.virginia.gov

Currently, the Hampton Health Department only processes death certificates.  All other records can be obtained from the Vital Statistics Office in Richmond, Virginia and a full-service DMV (Department of Motor Vehicles).

The Code of Virginia requires a cost of $12.00 per certificate/search.  There is no refund if the certificate is not found.  The request is then sent to Richmond and they will provide a copy after it is researched.  If no record is found for a birth certificate request, a “No Record” letter will be issued.  Make checks or money orders payable to: The State Health Department.  DO NOT SEND CASH through the mail.  METHOD OF PAYMENT – CHECK or MONEY ORDER ONLY.  Please note: birth cards are no longer issued.

Birth records are public information 100 years after the date of the event; death, marriage, and divorce records, 25 years after the event.  Vital Records are available to immediate family members only – mother, father, husband, wife, child, brother, sister, grandchild/great grandchild, grandparents, funeral director, attorney/legal representative, legal guardian and person with power of attorney with valid ID.  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.

Declaration of Paternity forms are notarized upon request of the applicant.

Any person requesting a Vital Record MUST PROVIDE A LEGIBLE PHOTOCOPY OF THEIR IDENTIFICATION (see ID Requirements) if mailing in the request.

Frequently Asked Questions

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Application for Certification of a Vital Record
ID Requirements for Certification of a Vital Record
Request for Certified Death Certificate