Vital Records

Birth, Marriage, and Divorce Certificates

Certified copies of birth, marriage and divorce certificates can be obtained from the Lord Fairfax 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 in the State of Virginia. 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.

How to Receive this Service:

Vital Records services of the Lord Fairfax Health District is open each day Monday through Friday from 8:30AM to 12:00PM and 1:00PM to 4:00PM. A Valid ID is required when obtaining ANY Vital Record.

Certified copies of birth, marriage, divorce and death certificates can be obtained at these Lord Fairfax Health District locations:

Frederick / Winchester Environmental Health
107 North Kent Street, Suite 201
Winchester, VA 22601
Phone: (540) 722-3480

Clarke County Health Department
100 North Buckmarsh Street
Berryville, VA 22611
Phone: (540) 955-1033

Warren County Health Department
465 W. 15th Street, Suite #200
Front Royal, VA 22630
Phone: (540) 635-3159

Page County Health Department
75 Court Lane
Luray, VA 22835
Phone: (540) 743-6528

Shenandoah County Health Department
494 North Main Street, Suite #100
Woodstock, VA 22664
Phone: (540) 459-3733