The Office of Vital Records and Statistics maintains records for births, stillbirths, deaths, marriages and divorces. Records for births, stillbirths, and deaths are available from 1905 to the present. Records for marriages and divorces are available from 1978 to 2010 . Visit the county clerk office where the marriage occurred for the years prior to 1978 or after 2010. Visit the district court where your divorce was finalized for the years prior to 1978 or after 2010 for copies of your divorce record.
Certificates can be requested by the person of record, an immediate family member, legal guardians, 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.
Order certificates for Early-term Stillbirths (gestation of 16-20 weeks).
You can order birth, death, marriage and divorce certificates online.
At this time we do not accept online orders for Stillbirth certificates.
If you need to make an amendment to a birth certificate due to an adoption or a court order paternity, your request cannot be made online. Information about amending birth certificates for these reasons is available on the Adoption page.
You can order a certificate in person at our office, 288 North 1460 West, Salt Lake City, Utah. Our office is open Monday – Friday 8:00am-5:00pm. We take our last request at 4:45pm. Requests requiring an amendment or change to a certificate must be made by 4pm.
You may also visit any of the local health department vital records offices to make an order in person.
All in-person orders require a completed application, correct fees, and valid identification.
Orders by Mail
All requests require a completed application, correct fees, and valid identification. Please allow 3 weeks for processing and mailing. If you are unable to print an application, you can write a letter that includes: type of record, name of person on the record, date of event, place of event, name of parents – maiden names if applicable, your relationship to the person of record, reason for the request, and your signature.
- Mailing Address:
- Vital Records
- PO Box 141012
- Salt Lake City UT 84114-1012