COVID-19 Office of Vital Records Temporary Suspension of Public-Facing Operations
In an effort to mitigate the possible 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. The Office
will continue to process essential functions.
- You may request
birth and death certificates by mail or online at Vitalchek.com.
- Marriage Certificates
and Divorce Decrees are handled at the county level. Please go to the
county in which this event occurred.
- All forms and
instructions are available online at http://dpbh.nv.gov/vitalrecords
If you run into any difficulties or have any concerns, please call
or email the following:
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.
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
- 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 www.nevadabirthrecord.com, 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 both birth and 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