Online Application for a Vital Record

Our processing times for complete paper applications through the mail are four weeks from the time they are received in the Office of Vital Records.  Our online application processing times are two weeks from the time they are completed and submitted.  Records requiring amendments will take longer depending on the nature of the change.

If you need your records faster, you are strongly encouraged to utilize the Express Delivery option or to check for walk-in locations near you for current hours of operation. Our main office at 2001 Maywill St in Richmond, Virginia 23230 is operating our public lobby Monday - Friday 7:00 AM to 4:30 PM.

Click the button below to apply for a vital record. An application tracking ID is assigned to each application, and you will receive email and SMS updates on the status of your application.

The Code of Virginia requires a cost of $12.00 per certificate search. There is no refund if the certificate is not found. An exception is a Certificate of Birth Resulting in Stillbirth, which have no cost. A fee of $10 is charged for making an amendment to an existing record.