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What are Utah Vital Records?

Vital records in Utah are the official records of all births, deaths, marriages, and divorces in the state of Utah. The Utah Office of Vital Records and Statistics maintains records of births, deaths, and stillbirths from 1905.

Records for marriages and divorces are available from 1978 to 2010. For records before the aforementioned years, you can search them by visiting the Utah State Archives.

 

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

Utah birth records

The Utah Office of Vital Records and Statistics has maintained birth records since 1905. Birth records after 100 years are considered public information and are available for public inspection. For a birth record less than 100 years old, only the following persons may obtain a copy:

  • The registrant.
  • The parent or grandparent of the registrant.
  • The spouse of the registrant.
  • Adult child(ren) of the registrant.
  • The grandchild of the registrant (at least 18 years of age).

You will need to complete the Utah birth certificate application form. There is a $22 fee for the first certified copy and $10 for every additional copy ordered at the same time. Fees paid by check or money order should be payable toVital Records.

You will need to provide the following information on the application form:

  • The full name of the registrant.
  • The date of birth of the registrant.
  • The hospital or place of birth.
  • The city and county of birth.
  • The full name of the parents (maiden last name if applicable).

You will also need to provide a copy of your government-issued photo ID or any acceptable identification listed on the form.

You can request a copy of a Utah birth certificate online, by mail, or in person. Utah uses utah.gov for online orders. You can also use VitalChek services if you want to order online. VitalChek charges $32 - $47.50, not including shipping and handling.

VitalChek accepts all major credit and debit cards, including MasterCard, Visa, Discover, and American Express.

All birth certificate requests by mail require a completed application form, appropriate fees, and valid identification. The standard processing time for by-mail orders is three weeks. If you can't print an application, you can write a letter that includes:

  • The type of record you're requesting.
  • The name of the person on the record.
  • The date of the event.
  • The place of the event.
  • The full name of the parents (maiden last name if applicable).
  • Your relationship to the person named on the record.
  • Your reason for requesting the record.
  • Your signature.

Upon completing the form or the letter, you can mail it to:

Vital Records
PO Box 141012
Salt Lake City UT 84114-1012

You may also obtain a Utah birth certificate by visiting any Utah Local Health Departments. All birth certificate requests require a completed application form, appropriate fees, and valid identification. Local health departments can provide you copies of applications if you can't print one.

If you have any questions or concerns, you can call the Office of Vital Records at (801) 538-6105.

 

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

Utah death records

The Utah Office of Vital Records and Statistics has maintained death records since 1905. Death records after 50 years are considered public information and are available for inspection. For a death record less than 50 years old, only the following persons may obtain a copy:

  • The parent or grandparent of the decedent.
  • The surviving spouse of the decedent.
  • An adult child(ren) of the decedent.
  • The grandchild of the registrant (at least 18 years of age).
  • The legal representative of the decedent.

You will need to complete the Utah death certificate application form. There is a $30 fee for the first certified copy and $10 for every additional copy ordered at the same time. Fees paid by check or money order should be payable toVital Records.

You will need to provide the following information on the application form:

  • The full name of the deceased.
  • The date of the death.
  • The city and county of death.
  • The date of birth of the deceased.
  • The place of birth of the deceased.
  • The decedent's spouse (if married).
  • The full name of the parents.

You will also need to provide a copy of your government-issued photo ID or any acceptable identification listed on the form.

You can request a copy of a Utah death certificate online, by mail, or in person. Utah uses utah.gov for online orders. You can also use VitalChek services if you want to order online. VitalChek charges $40 - $47.50, not including the shipping and handling fee.

VitalChek accepts all major credit and debit cards, including MasterCard, Visa, Discover, and American Express.

All death certificate requests by mail require a completed application form, appropriate fees, and valid identification. The standard processing time for by-mail orders is three weeks. If you can't print an application, you can write a letter that includes:

  • The type of record you're requesting.
  • The name of the person on the record.
  • The date of the event.
  • The place of the event.
  • The full name of the parents (maiden last name if applicable).
  • Your relationship to the person named on the record.
  • Your reason for requesting the record.
  • Your signature.

Upon completing the form or the letter, you can mail it to:

Vital Records
PO Box 141012
Salt Lake City UT 84114-1012

You may also obtain a Utah death certificate by visiting any Utah Local Health Departments. All death certificate requests require a completed application form, appropriate fees, and valid identification. Local health departments can provide you copies of applications if you can't print one.

If you have any questions or concerns, you can call the Office of Vital Records at (801) 538-6105.

 

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

Utah marriage records

The Utah Office of Vital Records and Statistics maintains marriage records from 1978 to 2010. You can visit the county clerk's office where the marriage occurred for the records prior to 1978-2010. Only the following individuals can request a copy of a marriage certificate in Utah:

  • The married parties.
  • An immediate family member.
  • The legal guardians of either of the married parties.
  • A designated legal representative.

You will need to complete the Utah marriage application form. There is an $18 fee for the first certified copy and $10 for every additional copy ordered at the same time. Fees paid by check or money order should be payable toVital Records.

You will need to provide the following information on the application form:

  • The full name of the husband.
  • The full name of the wife.
  • The marriage date.
  • The place of marriage.

You will also need to provide a copy of your government-issued photo ID or any acceptable identification listed on the form.

You can request a copy of a Utah marriage certificate online, by mail, or in person. Utah uses utah.gov for online orders. You can also use VitalChek services if you want to order online. VitalChek charges $28 - $28.95, not including shipping and handling.

VitalChek accepts all major credit and debit cards, including MasterCard, Visa, Discover, and American Express.

All marriage certificate requests by mail require a completed application form, appropriate fees, and valid identification. The standard processing time for by-mail orders is three weeks. If you can't print an application, you can write a letter that includes:

  • The type of record you're requesting.
  • The name of the person(s) on the record.
  • The date of the event.
  • The place of the event.
  • The full name of the parents (maiden last name if applicable).
  • Your relationship to the person(s) named on the record.
  • Your reason for requesting the record.
  • Your signature.

Upon completing the form or the letter, you can mail it to:

Vital Records
PO Box 141012
Salt Lake City UT 84114-1012

You may also obtain a Utah marriage certificate by visiting any Utah Local Health Departments. All marriage certificate requests require a completed application form, appropriate fees, and valid identification. Local health departments can provide you copies of applications if you can't print one.

If you have any questions or concerns, you can call the Office of Vital Records at (801) 538-6105.

 

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

Utah divorce records

The Utah Office of Vital Records and Statistics maintains divorce records from 1978 to 2010. You can visit the district court where the divorce was finalized for the records prior to 1978-2010. Only the following individuals can request a copy of a divorce certificate in Utah:

  • The divorced parties.
  • A designated legal representative of either of the divorced parties.
  • An attorney of either party with proof of representation.

You will need to complete the Utah divorce application form. There is an $18 fee for the first certified copy and $10 for every additional copy ordered at the same time. Fees paid by check or money order should be payable toVital Records.

You will need to provide the following information on the application form:

  • The full name of the divorced parties.
  • The divorce date.
  • The place of divorce.

You will also need to provide a copy of your government-issued photo ID or any acceptable identification listed on the form.

You can request a copy of a Utah divorce certificate online, by mail, or in person. Utah uses utah.gov for online orders. You can also use VitalChek services if you want to order online. VitalChek charges $28 - $28.95, not including shipping and handling.

VitalChek accepts all major credit and debit cards, including MasterCard, Visa, Discover, and American Express.

All divorce certificate requests by mail require a completed application form, appropriate fees, and valid identification. The standard processing time for by-mail orders is three weeks. If you can't print an application, you can write a letter that includes:

  • The type of record you're requesting.
  • The name of the person(s) on the record.
  • The date of the event.
  • The place of the event.
  • The full name of the parents (maiden last name if applicable).
  • Your relationship to the person(s) named on the record.
  • Your reason for requesting the record.
  • Your signature.

Upon completing the form or the letter, you can mail it to:

Vital Records
PO Box 141012
Salt Lake City UT 84114-1012

You may also obtain a Utah divorce certificate by visiting any Utah Local Health Departments. All divorce certificate requests require a completed application form, appropriate fees, and valid identification. Local health departments can provide you copies of applications if you can't print one.

If you have any questions or concerns, you can call the office at (801) 538-6105.

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