Birth and Death Certificates for State of Nevada


The COVID-19 Pandemic is NOT over.
The number of cases continues to be in flux.
For your protection and ours, the Carson City service window is CLOSED to the public and the building is locked.
The public will NOT be admitted inside the building without an appointment.

In an effort to stop and prevent the spread of COVID-19 among state workers, their families, and the general public, the State of Nevada’s Office of Vital Records will temporarily suspend its public-facing operations and transition all essential functions to online services.

However, we are available via mail, email and telephone and respond to messages within two business days.

PLEASE NOTE: Call volume at this time is very high. If you get a busy signal, please leave a message. We 

check message a minimum of once an hour and WILL return calls within two business days

The Office continues to process essential functions.

The Office of Vital Records is committed to serving our clients during this difficult time; however, please note that response times on non-essential items may be delayed. We appreciate your patience.  

If you run into any difficulties or have any concerns, please call or email the following:

Important Notice of Fraud:

The Department of Health has received increased number of calls about third-party vendors selling birth, death, marriage and divorce certificates. These companies charge customers high fees to “process” or “help apply” for certificates issued from the Department of Health. If you have ordered through one of these third-party companies and would like to file a consumer complaint, please call the State of Nevada Attorney General Bureau of Consumer Protection at (702) 486-3132 or toll free at (888) 434-9989. For more information please visit their website at the Bureau of Consumer Protection.

    Fee Change Effective 11-5-2019

    The Office of Vital Records has increased its fees effective on October 30, 2019.

    The new fees are:

    Birth Certificates:   $25.00 each

    All Amendments:

    • Adoptions        $45.00 each
    • Corrections      $45.00 each
    • Paternities       $45.00 each

    Death Certificates:  Due to new legislation to support mental health initiatives for first responders, prices vary according to county.  The list of participating counties will continue to flux as counties apply for participation.  Currently, the participating counties include Carson City County, Clark County, Douglas County, Lyon County, Mineral County and Washoe County.

    • Participating Counties:          $25.00 each
    • Non-Participating Counties:   $22.00 each

    Any requests received on and or postmarked by November 4, 2019, will be charged at the old prices.


      Who Can Order a Record

      The Office of Vital Records requires proof of relationship to ensure the State Registrar is satisfied that applicants for a birth or death record have a direct and tangible interest in the recorded matter pursuant to Nevada law.

      Order Online Though VitalCheck

      The Office of Vital Records has partnered with VitalChek Network, Inc. for ordering Nevada vital records by visiting, or by calling (877) 456-5410. To protect the certificate and the person of record, the applicant must submit photo identification to the VitalChek company to avoid a delay in processing the request.  An additional fee is charged by VitalChek for using this service, and all major credit cards are accepted (American Express®, Discover®, MasterCard® or Visa®).

        Order By Mail

        If you are a qualified applicant, you can complete an application listed on the Vital Records Forms web page and mail it in with a check or money order for the appropriate fees. Certified copies of birth or death records are $25.00 each.

        Office of Vital Records
        4150 Technology Way, Suite 104
        Carson City, Nevada 89706
        Telephone: (775) 684-4242
        Fax: (775) 684-4156


          There is a special application for individuals who are homeless who need to order a copy of their birth certificates. The application is available on the Vital Records Forms web page.

            Amend a Record

            Amendments or corrections are permitted for birth, death and fetal death records in certain circumstances.

            Declaration of Paternity

            The Office of Vital Records will accept a Declaration of Paternity if it is witnessed by an employee from the Office of Vital Records or another approved agency. The mother and the person wishing to acknowledge paternity must be present in person, either together or separate, for the witnessing agency. If either parent is unable to be present in person, a court order establishing paternity will be required.

            Approved agencies include:

            • State of Nevada, Office of Vital Records
            • Southern Nevada Health District - Vital Records