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Birth, Death Certificates and Vital Records

Vital Records Fee Table

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Certified Copy of Medical Records

50 cents per page for first 50
25 cents per page after 50

Death Certificates


Birth, Divorce, and Marriage Certificates

contact VDH Vital Records

Death Certificates Form

Portsmouth Health Department maintains death certificates on deaths that occurred in the City of Portsmouth, Virginia only

Who can request a Death Certificate?

Adult - Sister/Brother
Court Appointed Guardian
Adult Child
Funeral Directors and legal representative of family
Beneficiary named on a policy

Birth, Divorce, and Marriage Certificates

To obtain Birth, Divorce and marriage Certificates, contact Virginia Department of Health (VDH) Vital Records

VDH Application for Certification of Vital Records

Virginia Department of Health will not issue Vital Records certificates to the following:

Other non-related persons

Also, Vital Records may be obtained online from the Vital Checks website

Paternity Affidavits

If the biological parents of a child are not married at the time of birth, in order for the father's name to appear on the child's birth certificate, an acknowledgement form must be completed. The Acknowledgement of Paternity Form ( VS22 ) is available at the health department. Both parents must complete and sign form in the presence of a notary public. The form is then mailed to the Division of Vital Records in Richmond, Virginia.

Last Updated: 08-04-2011

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