Vital Records: Birth, Marriage, Divorce, and Death Certificates

Birth, Marriage, and Divorce Certificates

Certified copies of birth, marriage and divorce certificates can be obtained from the Blue Ridge Health District health departments for any of these events as long as they occurred in Virginia.  Copies of certificates can be obtained for and 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.

All Vital records can also be obtained from the Virginia Department of Health, Division of Vital Records, 2001 Maywill Street, Suite 101, Richmond, VA 23230. The general information number is 804-662-6200.

Copies of marriage licenses can also be obtained from your county Clerk’s Office.

Death Certificates

Death certificates can be filed at and certified copies obtained from any local department in the State of Virginia, regardless of where the death occurred. However, if it has been less than 30 days since the filing of death, then the death certificate must be obtained from the city or county in which the death was originally filed.  Certified copies of death certificates are available upon request to those persons eligible to receive them.


The fee for a vital record is $12.00 for each certificate, copy and/or search of a vital record.  Cash, check, money orders, VISA or Mastercard are accepted.


Virginia Department of Health Division of Vital Records

How to Receive this Service

Certified copies of birth, marriage, divorce and death certificates can now be obtained at all Blue Ridge Health District locations:

Charlottesville/Albemarle Health Department (Entrance #3)
1138 Rose Hill Drive
Charlottesville, VA 22903
Phone: (434) 972-6200

Fluvanna County Health Department
Route 15, County Office Building
Palmyra, VA 22963
Phone: (434) 591-1965

Greene County Health Department
50 Stanard Street
Stanardsville, VA 22973
Phone: (434) 985-2262

Louisa County Environmental Health Department
101 Woolfolk Avenue
Suite 203
Louisa, VA 23093
Phone: (540) 967-3707

Nelson County Health Department
4038 Thomas Nelson Highway
Arrington, VA 22922
(434) 263-4297