March 21, 2019
For More Information Contact:
Kathryn Goodman TJHD Public Information Officer (434) 270-4802
(Louisa, Va.) – On Monday, March 25, 2019, the Louisa County Environmental Health Department, in the County Office Building, will be open from 10:30 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. to give people the ability to obtain necessary documents that may be required to complete the REAL ID process while a temporary full-service DMV location will be offered at the County Office Building. DMV services will be available from 2:00 to 7:00 p.m. to help citizens update their identification records to comply with the REAL ID Act.
During the adjusted hours on March 25, the Environmental Health Department will offer all usual services, including vital record services for people to get certified copies of birth, marriage, divorce, and death certificates.
The Louisa County Environmental Health Department is located in the Louisa County Office Building at 1 Woolfolk Ave, Louisa, Va. Birth, marriage, and divorce certificates are available at the Louisa County Environmental Health Department if the event occurred in Virginia. Death certificates can be filed, and certified copies can be obtained, at any health department in Virginia, regardless of where the death occurred. If it is less than 30 days since the filing of the death, people can only get a copy of the death certificate from the city/county where it was originally filed. Each certificate and/or search of a vital record is $12.00.
To learn more about vital records, call the Health Department at 540-967-3703 or visit http://www.vdh.virginia.gov/thomas-jefferson/vital-records/.
The REAL ID Act was passed by Congress in 2005 and requires people to have an updated/more secure driver’s license and ID card for specific purposes, including entering a federal facility or traveling by commercial airline. The deadline for compliance is October 2020 and the DMV is ramping up efforts to help citizens get their new license. To learn more, visit https://www.dhs.gov/real-id.