Ways to obtain a vital record:
The Office of Vital Records is open most Saturdays, from 8 AM to Noon.
|2019 Saturday and State Holiday Closures|
**NOTICE REGARDING REAL ID**
Effective October 1, 2020, there will be a new federal law (REAL ID Act) regarding driver licenses that may affect many individuals. Vital Records encourages customers to review the requirements to obtain a Real ID driver's license. The requirements may include obtaining a copy of a birth and/or marriage certificate and possibly amending a record for accuracy. Checking the requirements with your local Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) may help you plan and minimize potential delays to obtaining required documentation.
For more information regarding the requirements for Virginia's REAL ID, please visit the DMV Website.
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 and grandparents 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.
VDH, Office of Vital Records
P.O. Box 1000
General Information Number: 804-662-6200