Birth and Death Certificates for State of Nevada

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 $20 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