***EFFECTIVE JULY 1, 2019 VALID ID WILL BE REQUIRED TO OBTAIN CERTIFIED COPIES OF BIRTH AND DEATH CERTIFICATES, AND ONLY FAMILY MEMBERS OR LEGAL REPRESENTATIVES WILL BE ABLE TO REQUEST CERTIFICATES***
~ A completed, signed application AND current identification are required to request a Certified copy of a Vermont birth or death certificate. Be sure to fill out BOTH sides of application.
~ To request two types of certificates (like one birth and one death certificate), use a second copy of the application for each type of certificate.
~ Request certificates for different people with separate applications.
~ Multiple copies of the same certificate can be requested with one application.
~ Items marked with an asterisk (*) MUST be completed.
BIRTH CERTIFICATE OF DEATH CERTIFICATE
~ Enter names and dates correctly. If the information on the application has errors, we may not be able to locate the records.
~ Search the statewide public index to check the date of the event or other information: http://secure.vermont.gov/VSARA/vitalrecords/search-tool.php
~ Under Name of Parents use the parent’s last name used before their first marriage, known as the maiden name, if applicable.
~ Certificates will be sent to the applicant mailing address entered on the application.
RELATIONSHIP TO PERSON NAMED ON CERTIFICATE
~ Only people with one of the relationships listed in this section of the application are eligible to request a certified copy of a birth or a death certificate according to Vermont law (18 V.S.A. 5016 (b) (2)).
~ One (1) current, unexpired primary document from the list on the application is required. If you do not have one of these government issued IDs, two (2) alternate documents from the list on the application are required.
~ The address on the identification document(s) must match the applicant mailing address on the application.
~ If mailing an application, include photocopies of the identification documents. Make sure copies can be read.
~ The certified copy fee is set by Vermont law
~ Make your check or money order payable as directed on application.
~ Mail or bring the payment, application and identification documents to the location identified on the application.
~ After reviewing the information on the completed application, print the application (if you’re filing our an electronic version) and then sign and print your name and add the date.