Acceptable Identification List to Obtain Vital Records

ID MUST BE CURRENT

Identification is now required for all non-public Vital Records. Mailed requests must include an enlarged and easily identifiable photocopy of the back and front of your identification from the list below or your application will be returned.

If using a form of identification from the “Primary” column, one form of identification is required.  If using a form of identification from the “Secondary” Column, two forms of identification are required.

Primary

at least 1 of the following:
  • Government Issued Photo Driver License
  • Government Issued Photo Identification Card
  • Government issued Work ID
  • Employment Card
  • U.S. Military Identification Card
  • Tribal Identification Card
  • Pilot License
  • Alien Registration Card
  • Permanent Resident Card
  • Temporary Resident Card
  • U.S. Passport
  • Foreign Passport
  • US Certification of Naturalization
  • Certificate of U.S. Citizenship
  • U.S. Citizenship Identification Card
  • Matricula Consular Card
  • Concealed Weapon Permit
  • Mexican Voter Registration Card
  • Jail/Prison Release Form (with picture)

Secondary

OR at least 2 of the following:
  • Work Identification/Paycheck/W‑2
  • School, University or College ID Card
  • Voter Registration Card
  • Social Security Card
  • US Military Separation/DD‑214
  • Motor Vehicle Registration/Title
  • Marriage License (not issued by Utah State Vital Records)
  • Court Order or Court Documents
  • Jail/Prison Documents
  • Probation Documents
  • Property Tax Receipt
  • Veterans Universal Access ID Card
  • Selective Service Card
  • Hunting/Fishing License
  • Insurance Cards or Documents
  • Business License
  • Professional License
  • Utility Bill

We Cannot Accept:
∙Novelty identification Card
∙Driving Privilege Card


lf you cannot provide acceptable identification, it is suggested that you ask a spouse, parent, grandparent, sibling, or adult child, who can provide appropriate identification, to request the certificate. Proof of relationship may also be required.

To order BIRTH and DEATH CERTIFICATES online:  silver.health.utah.gov 

 

If the applicant does not respond to a written request from Vital Records

 within 90 days, Vital Records may retain all monies paid.

Office of Vital Records & Statistics Fee Schedule

Marriage or Divorce – Initial Certified Copy (abstract only) $18
Birth Certificate or Voluntary Declaration of Paternity (abstract) - Initial Certified Copy If no record is found, a certificate of search will be issued $22
Birth Certificate Book Copy (If abstract is available) - Births after 1999, no Book Copy available $25
Birth Certificate and affidavit or Court Order Name Change (excluding court ordered paternities) $25
Stillbirth Certificate $18
Death Certificate – Initial Certified Copy If no record is found, a certificate of search will be issued $30
Death Certificate Reissue $3
Death Certificate and affidavit or court order $35
Burial Transit Permit $7
Cremation and Burial Transit Permit $157
Disinterment Permit $25
Additional Copies for All Certificates (must be same record, ordered on same day) $10
Delay of File (birth/death certificate registered 30 days or more after the event) $50
Expedited Processing (Counties, Mail & VitalChek) $15
Adoption Records Access $25
Adoption Records Amendment $10
Adoption Registry Registration $25
Birth Parent Information Registration $25
Delayed Birth, Adoption, Legitimation, or Court Order Paternity – Registration / Preparation $60
Delayed Birth, Adoption, Legitimation, or Court Order Paternity – Expedited (available only as time permits) $25
Paternity Search – per hour (one hour minimum) $18
Adoption fee and Birth Certificate $60
Hemp Extract Card Registration $200
Hemp Card Renewal $50

Central Utah Public Health Department provides certified copies of Utah records for births, deaths, marriages, and divorces. Records for births and deaths are available from 1905 to the present.

Records for marriages and divorces are available from 1978 to 2010. For marriages or divorces that occurred prior to 1978 or after 2010 visit the county clerk office where the marriage occurred or visit the district court where the divorce was finalized.

Certificates can be requested by the person of record, an immediate family member, legal guardian, or a designated legal representative.

Birth records are public after 100 years. Death records are public after 50 years. Marriage and divorce records are public after 75 years. You can search some of the public records at Utah State Archives

Most vital records may be amended. All amendments require an affidavit or a court order. Please be aware, two persons (witnesses) having knowledge of the facts must complete and sign the affidavit. Signatures of both witnesses must be notarized. San Juan Public Health offers notary services.

Birth records can only be amended if the certificate holder is alive. Any posthumous amendments require a court order. Any field that allows a change to be made with an affidavit can only be changed one time. All other changes require a court order.

Amendments to a Delayed Birth certificate require a court order. An amendment history will become part of the record.

Change or Add a Child’s Name

Affidavits may be used with the following guidelines.

Age < 1:

  1. Any part of the name can be added or changed without documentation.

Age 1-6:

  1. First and middle name can be added or changed without documentation.
  2. Surname can be added or changed but must match the father’s surname or a combo of mother and father’s surname.
  3. If no father is listed then the surname must match the mother’s maiden name

Age > 6:

  1. First and middle name can be added or changed.
  2. Surname can be added but not changed.
  3. Surname must match the father’s surname or a combo of mother and father’s surname.
  4. If no father is listed then the surname must match the mother’s maiden name.

The affidavit will need to be submitted with two  forms of documentation (link to proofs list), but minor spelling errors or typos do not require documentation. Any other amendments require a court order.

Amendments that require a court order must have a certified copy of the order submitted.

Affidavit to Amend a Vital Record

Change or Add a Parent

To Change Parent Information:

To Correct a Parent’s Name:
If the change is a minor spelling error or typo, an affidavit may be used. All other changes require a court order.

Parent’s Name Change Due to Court Order:
An affidavit may be used. Provide a certified copy of the Court Order and a certified copy of the Parent’s Corrected Birth Certificate.

Parent’s Name Change Due to Naturalization:
An affidavit may be used. Provide a certified copy of the Court Order and the original Naturalization Certificate.

Affidavit to Amend a Vital Record

To Add a Parent:
If the parents were married prior to the child’s birth, they may use an affidavit to add the 2nd parent. Provide a certified copy of the Marriage Certificate.

Affidavit to Amend a Vital Record

Add Biological Father:
A biological father can be added by a Voluntary Declaration of Paternity if all parties are willing. The mother must start this request.

Any amendment that requires a court order must submit a certified copy of the order.

Change Death Record

A completed Affidavit to Amend a vital record must be submitted to the state or local vital records office where the death occurred along with the required fees for registration. Two persons (witnesses) having knowledge of the facts must complete and sign the affidavit. Signatures of both witnesses must be notarized. One of the witnesses on the affidavit must be the informant.

Amendments to the medical items on the death record must be completed by the physician that certified the cause of death. Documentary evidence may be required at any time at the discretion of the Office of Vital Records and Statistics. If required documentation is unavailable or unacceptable, a court order may be required to make requested changes.

Affidavit to Amend a Vital Record

Orders by Mail

In-Person Orders