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The birth registration team is responsible for registering all birth events filed by hospitals, midwives, or other individuals who may deliver a child in Utah. We assign a date of registration for each live birth, fetal death or early-term stillbirth certificate, and any supporting documentation that is needed to register the birth certificate, such as voluntary declarations of paternity as needed.

The registration team registers both current birth events and birth events that are older than one calendar year and have not yet been registered with the Office of Vital Records and Statistics (OVRS).

The registration team is not responsible for issuing customers copies of birth certificates.
See Certificates to order a Birth Certificate.

Birth Certificate Filing and Registration

Live births shall be filed with the Office of Vital Records and Statistics within 10 days of the delivery.

For information on:

  • How to register an Unassisted Home Birth under One Calendar Year of Life.
  • How to amend a Live Birth certificate.

Delayed Birth Certificate Filing/Registration

Live births that are unregistered and over one calendar year of life shall be filed with the Office of Vital Records upon request.

For information on:

  • How to register a Delayed Birth certificate.
  • How to amend a Delayed Birth certificate.

Stillbirths/Fetal Deaths

Stillbirths/fetal deaths resulting from pregnancies of 20 weeks or greater gestation as calculated from the mother’s last normal menses period to the date of delivery shall be filed with the Office of Vital Records and Statistics within 5 days of the delivery.

For information on:

  • How to register a Stillbirth delivery.
  • How to amend a Stillbirth certificate.

Please contact the birth registration team at birthregistration@utah.gov or call 801-538-6371 to obtain further information on how to correct the error.

Early-Term Stillbirth Filing/Registration

Early-term stillbirths resulting from pregnancies between 16 and 19 weeks gestation as calculated from the mother’s last normal menses period to the date of delivery may be filed with the Office of Vital Records and Statistics upon parental request.

For information on:

  • How to register an Early-term Stillbirth delivery.

Newborn’s Social Security Card Request

The newborn’s Social Security card request is also part of this team’s responsibilities. Parents shall use the Parent Worksheet for Child’s Birth Certificate provided to them at the time of the child’s birth to request the Social Security card for their newborn, and provide mail instructions for the Social Security Administration to process and mail the card directly to the parents.

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