Birth, Marriage, and Divorce Certificates

Certified copies of birth, marriage, and divorce certificates can be obtained from the Chickahominy 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 – mothers, fathers, husbands, wives, children, brothers, sisters, 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, located at 2001 Maywill Street, Suite 101, Richmond, VA 23230. Their 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

FAQs can be found here: Vital Records Home Page.

How to Receive this Service

Certified copies of birth, marriage, divorce, and death certificates can be obtained at all Chickahominy Health District locations between 8:30 am – 3:30 pm:

Charles City Health Department
7501 Adkins Rd.
Charles City, VA 23030
Phone: (804) 829-2136

Goochland Health Department
1800 Sandy Hook Rd.,
Goochland, VA 23063
Phone: (804) 556-5843

Hanover Health Department
12312 Washington Hwy.,
Ashland, VA 23005
Phone: (804) 365-4313

New Kent Health Department
7911 Courthouse Cir.,
New Kent, VA 23124
Phone: (804) 966-9640