The Department of Health issues certified and noncertified copies of vital records for births, deaths, marriages, and divorces that took place in the state of Vermont.
Certified copies are printed on State engraved security paper with raised seal and cost $10 per certificate.
Noncertified copies are printed on plain white paper with a “noncertified copy” watermark and are available at no charge.
Birth and death records from January 1909 to present, marriages, civil unions, divorces, and dissolutions may be ordered from our office. Vital Records may also be ordered from the Vermont State Archives and Records Administration and from most Vermont Town/City Clerks.
Order certified copies of Vermont Vital Records online
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Send written requests via email to [email protected] or mail to:
Vermont Department of Health
108 Cherry Street
P.O. Box 70
Burlington, VT 05402
Include the following information in your request:
- Type of event (birth, death, marriage, etc.).
- Name(s) of the individual(s) named on the certificate.
- Date of the event
Town/City Clerks can issue noncertified and certified copies of the following vital records:
- Any birth or death certificate from January 1, 1909, to present.
- Birth or death certificates from 1908 and earlier if filed in their office.
- Marriage and civil unions certificates on file in their office.
Find your nearest Town/City Clerk.
Submit the Application to Correct or Amend a Vermont Birth Certificate, along with any required documents or supporting evidence.
Please note these special circumstances:
- Completions or changes to the child’s name within six months of the date of birth requires the signature of both parents if two parents are listed on the birth certificate. Completions or changes to the child’s name more than 6 months after the date of birth requires a certified copy of a court order.
- To add a second parent to the child’s birth certificate requires a certified copy of a court order adjudicating parentage or a completed Voluntary Acknowledgement of Parentage Form and, if applicable, a Denial of Parentage Form.
- For information on establishing legal parentage please contact Vermont Department of Children and Families.
A death certificate may be corrected within six months from the date of death or amended after six months from the date of death by application submitted by the certifying licensed health care professional, medical examiner, hospital, nursing home, or funeral director.
A marriage certificate may be corrected within six months from the date of marriage by application to the Town/City Clerk who issued the certificate. Amendments after six months from the date of marriage require a court order.
A delayed birth certificate may be issued for a person born in Vermont from whom no birth certificate was filed during the first year following the birth. A person, their parent or guardian may submit to Vital Records an Application for Delayed Certificate of Birth and Statement of Information to Appear on Delayed Certificate of Birth. Supporting documents are required.
- Searchable Index of Vermont Births and Deaths, 1909 to present. The index is updated weekly.
- Additional resources from the Vermont Secretary of State
Vital Records Forms
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