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What are Oregon Vital Records?

Vital records are official documents that certify births, deaths, marriages, and divorces that have occurred in a state. In Oregon, the Center for Health Statistics (CHS) of the Oregon Health Authority is responsible for maintaining and issuing certified copies of vital records.

 

How Can I Get a Copy of a Birth Certificate in Oregon?

Oregon birth records

Oregon birth records are not available for public inspection. Access to birth records is restricted for 100 years following birth. Only the following individuals can request a certified copy of a birth certificate in Oregon:

  • The person named on the certificate.
  • Their parents.
  • Their spouse.
  • A legal guardian or representative.

When ordering a birth certificate in Oregon, you need to provide the following information:

  • The full name of the person on the record.
  • The date and place of birth.
  • The relationship of the requester to the person on the record.
  • A reason for requesting the certificate.

A certified copy of a birth certificate in Oregon costs $25. Photostatic, full image certificates for birth records from 1903 to 2007 are available for $35.

You can request a certified copy of your birth certificate in Oregon through the mail, online, or in person.

To request a birth certificate online in Oregon, you can visit VitalChek anytime. They charge a $43.25 nonrefundable fee for the first record and $25 for each additional record ordered simultaneously. VitalChek accepts all major credit and debit cards, including American Express, Discover, MasterCard, and Visa.

Upon request, you will need to provide the following information:

  • The full name of the person on the record.
  • Their date of birth.
  • The place of birth.
  • Their parents' full names, including their mother's maiden name.
  • Your relationship to the person on the record.
  • Your mailing address.
  • A scanned or faxed copy of your Valid ID (VitalChek fax number 1-888-825-3805).

Additional information, including your SSN and date of birth, may be required to verify your identity. The processing time for online orders is typically one to two business days unless a record problem is found.

To request a birth certificate by mail in Oregon, you can download and complete the application form together with a copy of your valid ID and send it to the following address:

Mailing Address
Oregon Vital Records
PO Box 14050
Portland OR 97293

Shipping Address
Oregon Vital Records
800 NE Oregon Street, STE 205
Portland OR 97232

The cost for a certified copy of a birth certificate in Oregon is $25, and you should include a check or money order payable to Oregon Health Authority/Vital Records. A $25 fee is charged for every additional copy of the same record and $5 for a full image birth record from 2003 to 2007.

Your request will be processed within five to eight weeks for orders received by regular mail and three to five business days processing time for orders received by priority, certified, or overnight delivery.

For drop box orders, the requirements for requesting a certified birth certificate in Oregon include:

Important: Make sure to put everything, including the money order or the check in a sealed envelope.

You can send your request to the following address:

Oregon Vital Records
800 NE Oregon Street
Portland OR 97232

Note: In person requests are currently unavailable.

 

How Can I Get a Copy of a Death Certificate in Oregon?

Oregon death records

Oregon death certificates are not available for public inspection. Access to death records is restricted for 50 years following the date of death. Only the following individuals can request a certified copy of a death certificate in Oregon:

  • The person named on the certificate.
  • Their parents.
  • Their spouse.
  • Their grandparents.
  • A legal guardian or representative.
  • An employee or an agent of a funeral home acting as a funeral service practitioner.

When ordering a death certificate in Oregon, you need to provide the following information:

  • The full name of the person on the record.
  • The date and place of death.
  • The relationship of the requester to the person on the record.  
  • A reason for requesting the certificate.

A certified copy of a death certificate in Oregon costs $25, and $25 for each additional copy.

You can request a certified copy of a death certificate in Oregon through the mail, online, or in person.

To request a death certificate online in Oregon, you can visit VitalChek anytime. They charge a $36.25 nonrefundable fee for the first record and $25 for each additional record ordered simultaneously. VitalChek accepts all major credit and debit cards, including American Express, Discover, MasterCard, and Visa.

Upon request, you will need to provide the following information:

  • Your relationship with the decedent.
  • Your mailing address.
  • The full name of the person on the record.
  • Their date of death.
  • The place of death.
  • The cause of death.

Additional information may be required to verify your identity before your order can be processed. The average processing time for online orders is one to two business days unless a record problem is found. You will be contacted if there is a problem with your order.

To request a death certificate by mail in Oregon, you can download and complete the application form together with a copy of your valid ID and send it to the following address:

Mailing Address
Oregon Vital Records
PO Box 14050
Portland OR 97293

Shipping Address
Oregon Vital Records
800 NE Oregon Street, STE 205
Portland OR 97232

The cost for a certified copy of a death certificate in Oregon is $25, and you should include a check or money order payable to Oregon Health Authority/Vital Records. An additional $25 is charged for each additional copy of the same record. If the date of death is unknown, $25 covers a five-year search and an additional $1 per year if more than five years is needed.

Your request will be processed within five to eight weeks for orders received by regular mail and three to five business days processing time for orders received by priority, certified, or overnight delivery.

For drop box orders, the requirements for requesting a certified death certificate in Oregon include:

Important: Make sure to put everything, including the money order or the check in a sealed envelope.

You can send your request to the following address:

Oregon Vital Records
800 NE Oregon Street
Portland OR 97232

Note: In person requests are currently unavailable.

 

How Can I Get a Copy of a Marriage Certificate in Oregon?

Oregon marriage records

Oregon marriage certificates are not available for public inspection. Access to marriage records is restricted for 50 years following the date of marriage. Only the following individuals can request a certified copy of a marriage certificate in Oregon:

  • The bride or groom named on the certificate.
  • Their parents.
  • Their spouse.
  • Their grandparents.
  • A legal guardian or representative.
  • A government agency acting in the conduct of its official duties.

When ordering a marriage certificate in Oregon, you need to provide the following information:

  • The full name of the person on the record.
  • The date and place of their marriage.
  • The relationship of the requester to the person on the record.  
  • A reason for requesting the certificate.
  • The attorneys or parties to the action.

A certified copy of a marriage certificate in Oregon costs $25, and $25 for each additional copy. Orders can be placed online, by mail, or in person. Personal checks and money orders should be made payable to OHA/Vital Records. If you have any questions, please call Oregon Vital Records at (971) 673-1190.

To order a marriage certificate online in Oregon, you can visit VitalChek anytime. They charge a $36.25 nonrefundable fee for the first record and $25 for each additional record ordered simultaneously. VitalChek accepts all major credit cards, including American Express, Discover, MasterCard, and Visa.

For mail orders, you can download and complete the application form together with a photocopy of your ID and send it to the following address:

Mailing Address
Oregon Vital Records
PO Box 14050
Portland OR 97293

Shipping Address
Oregon Vital Records
800 NE Oregon Street, STE 205
Portland OR 97232

Please include a check or money order payable to the Oregon Health Authority/Vital Records. If the marriage date is unknown, $25 covers a five-year search and an additional $1 per year if more than five years is needed.

For drop box orders, the requirements for requesting a certified marriage certificate in Oregon include:

Important: Make sure to put everything, including the money order or the check in a sealed envelope.

You can send your request to the following address:

Oregon Vital Records
800 NE Oregon Street
Portland OR 97232

Note: In person requests are currently unavailable.

 

How Can I Get a Copy of a Divorce Certificate in Oregon?

Oregon divorce records

Oregon divorce certificates are not available for public inspection. Access to divorce records is restricted for 50 years following the date of divorce. Only the following individuals can request a certified copy of a divorce certificate in Oregon:

  • The divorce parties named on the records.
  • An authorized legal representative of the parties.
  • The adult children of the parties on the records.
  • The parents or legal guardians of the parties.
  • The attorneys of either of the parties.
  • A government agency acting in the conduct of its official duties.

When ordering a divorce certificate in Oregon, you need to provide the following information:

  • The full name of the person on the record.
  • The date and place of their divorce.
  • The relationship of the requester to the person on the record.  
  • A reason for requesting the certificate.
  • The attorneys or parties to the action.

A certified copy of a divorce certificate in Oregon costs $25, and $25 for each additional copy. Orders can be placed online, by mail, or in person. Personal checks and money orders should be made payable to OHA/Vital Records. If you have any questions, please call Oregon Vital Records at (971) 673-1190.

To order a divorce certificate online in Oregon, you can visit VitalChek anytime. They charge a $36.25 nonrefundable fee for the first record and $25 for each additional record ordered simultaneously. VitalChek accepts all major credit cards, including American Express, Discover, MasterCard, and Visa.

For mail orders, you can download and complete the application form together with a photocopy of your ID and send it to the following address:

Mailing Address
Oregon Vital Records
PO Box 14050
Portland OR 97293

Shipping Address
Oregon Vital Records
800 NE Oregon Street, STE 205
Portland OR 97232

Please include a check or money order payable to the Oregon Health Authority/Vital Records. If the date of divorce is unknown, $25 covers a five-year search and an additional $1 per year if more than five years is needed.

For drop box orders, the requirements for requesting a certified divorce certificate in Oregon include:

  • An order form with a completed record of information.
  • A photocopy of the required ID.
  • Your signature.

Important: Make sure to put everything, including the money order or the check in a sealed envelope.

You can send your request to the following address:

Oregon Vital Records
800 NE Oregon Street
Portland OR 97232

Note: In person requests are currently unavailable.

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