In an effort to increase accessibility and convenience, the Virginia Department of Health (VDH) has launched a new online Vital Records Application. This application can be used to request certified copies of birth, death, marriage and divorce certificates.
The new online application can be accessed on the VDH website under Vital Records or directly at:
The new fully online application allows users to complete the entire application online in about five minutes. Users can sign the application electronically, upload identification and pay fees entirely online. An application tracking ID is assigned to each application, and users will receive email and/or text updates on the status of their application.
The Code of Virginia requires a cost of $12 per certificate search. A fee of $10 is charged for making an amendment to an existing record. All applicants must provide a photocopy of required identification. Applications without proper identification and signature will be rejected and not processed.